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Loretta M. Jacobson, age 86, Benson

Loretta Marian Jacobson, 87, of Benson, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Golden Living Center - Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and also for one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday.
Loretta Marian Jacobson was born  June 2, 1926, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Stella (Ecklund) Schirmer.  She grew up in the Benson area and graduated from Benson High School.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  

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06
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DuWayne C. Halvorson, age 59, of Benson

DuWayne was born on September 15, 1954 and entered into his Lord’s arms on December 5, 2013 at the age of 59 years.
 
DuWayne was born to James and Cynthia (Craig) Halvorson in Benson, MN.  He was baptized at West Zion Lutheran Church; where he also was confirmed.  DuWayne attended the one-room schoolhouse in Clontarf, MN, for his early years of school and then went to public school in Benson.  He graduated from Benson High School in 1972.  He played some football in high school, but his favorite sport was basketball.
 
DuWayne farmed the family homestead in Clontarf with his family for all of his life.  He loved the farm and was blessed to always live and work on the farm.
 

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Deann Kay (Chamberlain) Johnson, age 73, of Clontarf

Deann Kay (Chamberlain) Johnson, age 73, of Clontarf, died Thursday, December 05, 2013, at home.
 
Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Wed
27
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Ryan Neil Svor, 30, Alexandria

Ryan Neil Svor was born March 10, 1983 in Alexandria, MN, the son of Warren and Lorri (Jacobson) Svor. He was raised in Alexandria where he graduated from Jefferson High School.

Ryan began working with low voltage cable; he worked for Northwoods Cable. At age twenty-five Ryan attended the Wadena Vocational Technical Institute and earned a degree in Electrical Lineworking Technology. Ryan Began working as a lineman for Highlines, Inc. out of Paynesville, MN. Ryan’s work took him to many different areas of the country. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012 Ryan headed out east to begin repairing the damage to the electrical grid. Recently he was in the Rapid City area making repairs following the early snowstorm. Most of Ryan’s day-to-day work was in Iowa.

On August 18, 2012 Ryan was united in marriage to Kayla Mattocks at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The couple made their home in Carlos, MN.

Tue
19
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Charles “Chuck” Ascheman, 53, of Clontarf

Charles Edward Ascheman, 53, of Benson, formerly of Clontarf, passed away  Saturday, November 16, 2013 at home.  
Mass of Christian burial was held  Friday, November 22, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements were with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
Charles Edward Ascheman was born  June 18, 1960 in Benson, Minnesota, to Lyle and Beatrice (Hoberg) Ascheman.  Chuck attended school in Clontarf and later in Benson.  He worked at TCI, Case, Jennie-O foods, and for numerous farmers.  Chuck started his trucking business, Malachy Flats, and drove truck in North Dakota building roads on the oil fields.  Chuck also helped his brother-in-law, Ron Schade, doing some construction work.  He enjoyed hunting, trapping, and gardening.  Chuck also loved to spend time camping with friends and family on the home place.

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05
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Kenneth D. Saulsbury, 86, of Willmar

Kenneth D. Saulsbury, 86, of Willmar, died Sunday, November 3rd at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar.  His funeral will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 7th at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, rural Willmar.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Wednesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.   www.hafh.org
 
Kenneth was born on October 19, 1927, in Stevens County, Minnesota the son of Vern and Minnie (Reinke) Saulsbury.  He was baptized in Malta Township, Big Stone County and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  He attended rural schools near Clinton.
 

Mon
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Gerald “Jerry” John Hughes, age 76, of Marshall, formerly of Danvers

Gerald “Jerry” John Hughes, age 76, of Marshall, formerly of Danvers, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. He suffered a long battle with lung disease. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, with a 4:00 PM Rosary and 7:00 PM prayer, at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The American Legion Post 113 will provide Military Honors. Burial will be at the Church of the Visitation Cemetery, in Danvers, at a later date. Condolences may be given to the family at www.hamiltonfh.com

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28
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Virginia M. McGeary, age 101, Benson

Virginia M. McGeary, age 101, of Benson, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Southview Manor Home in Benson.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers, with Father William Sprigler officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, November 1st, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a Rosary at 4:45 PM.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers on Saturday.

Wed
23
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Joyce Julaine Jossart, 75, of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Benson

Joyce Julaine Jossart, 75, of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul.
A Celebration of Life service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church at Minnehaha Falls, 5212 41st Ave S., Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Our Lady of Peace Home, where Mom spent her last days in the loving care of the staff there. You can also send donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

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11
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Josephine “Jo” E. Hennessy, 77, of Florida, formerly of Benson

Josephine “Jo” E. Hennessy, 77, of Florida, formerly of Benson, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, peacefully at home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating.  Burial will be at the Benson City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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