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Walter F. Gades

Walter F. Gades

WALTER F. GADES
May 7, 1938 • November 1, 2018

Walter F. Gades, 80, of Appleton, Minnesota passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 in the Appleton Area Health Services - Care Center.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5  at Trinity Lutheran Church - Fairfield Township.  Pastor Donald Klatt was the officiant.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Walter Fred Gades was born May 7, 1938 on the home farm in Fairfield Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Laura (Suckow) Gades.  He was baptized at home  May 12, 1938 and was confirmed May 18, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township.  Walter was raised in rural Holloway, where he attended Country School during his grade school years and during his high school years he attended the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris.  He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard for 15 years.  

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Ervin ‘Swede’ V. Ahrndt

ERVIN "SWEDE" V. AHRNDT
February 26, 1936 • October 17, 2018

Ervin “Swede” V. Ahrndt, 82, of Isanti, Minnesota (formerly of Herman) passed away in his home under Hospice Care, October 17, 2018 following a three-year battle with lung cancer.

Interment was by private ceremony October 22, 2018 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.  There was a Celebration of Life October 23 at the VFW Post #2735 in Isanti.  Military honors were provided by VFW Post #2735.

Swede was born February 26, 1936 in Benson, Minnesota to his parents, Ernie and Edna Ahrndt (deceased).  He joined the USAF in 1954 and served his country for 20 years before retiring at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington.

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Marvin G. Bengtson

Marvin G. Bengtson

MARVIN G. BENGTSON
February 12, 1938 • October 23, 2018
 
Marvin G. Bengtson, 80, of Willmar, Minnesota (formerly of Sunburg) died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.  

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018, at Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock.  Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in New London.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church, Monday.  

Marvin Glen Bengtson was born February 12, 1938, in Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Emmanuel and Anna (Halls) Bengtson. He grew up in the Kerkhoven/Sunburg area, attending country school and helped farmed with his family.

Marvin was united in marriage to Sybil Halleland, September 18, 1960.  They divorced after over 20 years of marriage.  They purchased a farm in the Sunburg area where Marvin farmed and raised livestock, retiring in 2008.

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Rodney Dale Gilsrud

Rodney Gilsrud

RODNEY DALE GILSRUD
August 8, 1964 • October 17, 2018

Rodney Gilsrud, 54, of Santiago, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Clear Lake, Minnesota.  Memorial services for Rodney were 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Foley Funeral Home.  Rev. Timothy Wittwer officiated.  Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Cemetery in Benson, Minnesota at a later date. 

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Brenda Kurkosky-Ingebretson

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingebretson

Brenda J. Kurkosky-Ingebretson
June 14, 1973 – October 14, 2018

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingebretson, 45, died on Sunday morning, October 14, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and will continue on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 20, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.

Interment will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Benson. 

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingrebretson was born July 14, 1973, in Appleton, Minnesota, the daughter of Gerald and Linda Wrobleski Kurkosky. July 29, 1973, she was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. April 26, 1981, she received her first communion and May 11, 1990, she was confirmed by the Bishop Raymond Lucker at St. Francis Catholic Church. She graduated from Benson Senior High School in 1991.

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Marjorie Evenson

Marjorie “Marge” Evenson

MARJORIE A. L. EVENSON
January 18, 1928 • October 10, 2018

Marjorie “Marge” Evenson, 90, Benson, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at home under Hospice care.  

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2018, at the church.  Interment was in Swenoda Lutheran Cemetery.  

Marjorie Ann Lou (Holstad) Evenson was born January 18, 1928, to Agnes (Norby) Holstad and Henry Holstad.  She was baptized and confirmed at Swenoda Lutheran Church.  Marge grew up on a farm in Swift County where she helped her dad with farm work.  She dreamed of becoming a dancer, and although she never became one, she did marry her life-long dancing partner, Floyd O. Evenson, at Our Redeemer’s parsonage December 7, 1944.  They were married for almost 60 years.

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Sharon Hanson

Sharon Lenore Hanson

SHARON HANSON
July 19, 1942 • September 24, 2018

Sharon Hanson, 76, of Willmar, Minnesota (formerly of Appleton and Benson) died Monday, Sep. 24, 2018 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Pastor Art Wiese officiated.  Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

Sharon Lenore Hanson was born July 19, 1942 in Appleton, the daughter of Wilfred and Leonora (Maynard) Stock.  She was baptized August 23, 1942 and was confirmed June 9, 1957, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Sharon was raised in Appleton where she graduated from Appleton High School, Class of 1960.  She earned a two year accounting degree and also completed courses in Women’s Studies.  

November 27, 1960, she was united in marriage to Reuben Hanson at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor Clifford Nelson.  This union was blessed with one daughter, Terri, and over 54 years together.

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Dorothy Ann Bjerk

Dorothy Ann Bjerk

DOROTHY ANN BJERK
December 3, 1932 • September 25, 2018

Dorothy Ann Bjerk, 85, of Owatonna, Minnesota, died Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  

Visitation was at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10-11 a.m.  Memorial services were held September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church with The Rev. Kirk Griebel officiating. Memorials are preferred to donor’s choice or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

She was born December 3, 1932 in Milford, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Fleeta (Smith) Larsen.

Dorothy grew up in Alta, IA and attended Fairview High School with her siblings. She enjoyed playing the trumpet and was a member of the girl’s basketball team. After graduation, Dorothy married Willard Fjordbak, January 14, 1951, in Truesdale, IA.

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Catherine F. Erhardt

Catherine F. “Kitty” Erhardt

CATHERINE F. ERHARDT
December 15, 1928 - September 24, 2018

Catherine F. “Kitty” Erhardt, 89, of Benson, Minnesota, died  Monday morning, September 24, 2018, at the Meadow Lane Care Center in Benson.

Visitation was be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Parish Prayer service. Visitation continued one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial, which was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Church of the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers. Interment was at the Visitation Catholic Church Cemetery in Danvers.

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Paul Hilleren

PAUL M. HILLEREN
November 26, 1953 - September 18, 2018

Paul M. Hilleren, 64, of Glyndon, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Sanford Medical Center.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota, in the Christian Life Center. All are welcome.

Interment will be  at the Buffalo Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Chippewa County, Minnesota, at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead.
 

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