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Gay L. Amundson

Gay L. Amundson

Gay L. Amundson
March 23, 1951 – June 1, 2016
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Gay Lynette Amundson, 65, was born  March 23, 1951 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Jerome “Jerry” and Carol (Tollefson) Johannessen. She was baptized  July 12, 1951 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church by her uncle Pastor Pete Reinhard and confirmed October 30, 1966 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. Gay grew up in Benson where she graduated from Benson High School and then moved to Hibbing where she attended Hibbing Community College.

She was married to Calvin Amundson September 15, 1979 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and this union was blessed with two children, Brooke and Dana.

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Louise Mortenson

Louise Mortenson

Louise Mortenson
March 19, 1930 • May 19, 2016

Louise Mortenson, 86, formerly of Granite Falls, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Breckenridge.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Burial was held in Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.  Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church.  

Louise Charlotte Mortenson was born March 19, 1930 to Benjamin and Dora (Brandt) LaCombe at the family farmstead in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota that is now the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.  She passed away May 19, 2016 at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Louise was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville.  She attended and graduated from Ortonville Public School.

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Catherine “Cady” Kennedy

Catherine “Cady” Kennedy

Catherine “Cady” Kennedy
April 30, 1923 - May 18, 2016
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Benson, Minnesota – Catherine “Cady” Kennedy, age 93, of Benson, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Richfield Health Center in Minneapolis.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with Father Jeremy Kucera officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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Ward Fennell

Ward Thomas Fennell

Ward Thomas Fennell
November 28, 1926 • December 20, 2015
 
Ward Thomas Fennell, 89, currently of New Ulm, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, passed away at his residence  December 20, 2015.  Visitation will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church  Friday, May 27, 2016 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.  Burial is planned for the St. Francis Xavier cemetery at a later date.  

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Paul David Mahoney

Paul David Mahoney

Paul David Mahoney
December 5, 1938 • May 11, 2016

Paul Mahoney, 77, of Appleton, Minnesota died Wednesday, May 11 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church in Appleton, officiated by Fr. Bill Sprigler.  Burial followed at the Appleton City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Appleton Area Health Services –Dialysis Unit.

A loving husband, father, brother, son and faith-filled servant of the Lord, Paul was born December 5, 1938 to William and Ann (Muehlbauer) Mahoney in Morris, Minnesota. He grew up at the home dairy farm in Hegbert Township and attended grade school at District 29 Synnes Township, District 35 Hegbert Township and Appleton High School.  

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Maurice Telford Knutson

Maurice Telford Knutson

Maurice Telford Knutson
April 13, 1921 - May 7, 2016

Funeral Services celebrating the life of Maurice Telford Knutson, 95 of Benson will be Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck. Reverend Jackie Haverstine will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the East Zion Cemetery.

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Karin Ruth Hartzell

Karin Ruth Hartzell

Karin Ruth Hartzell
May 28, 1967 • February 7, 2016

Karin Ruth Hartzell was born May 28, 1967 to Richard and Phyllis Hartzell in Benson Minnesota. She grew up in Benson and attended Benson High School. Karin played saxophone in the band, played on the volleyball team, was a cheerleader, played piano, sang in the choir, and life guarded and taught swimming lessons at the Benson pool. Karin also worked in her dad’s print shop doing special projects with her sisters. She graduated in 1985 from Benson High School. Karin attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota for one year, then she transferred to Mankato State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing in 1990.

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Stanley Harold Schliep

Stanley Harold Schliep

Stanley Harold Schliep, age 86, of Appleton, formerly of Holloway, died Friday, April 29th in Appleton Area Health Services –Care Center.  Funeral Services were Wednesday, May 4th at 10:30AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church –Fairfield Township, officiated by Rev. Donald Klatt.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rice Hospice.

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Pearl Ruby Gorvin Hanson

Pearl Ruby Gorvin Hanson

Pearl Ruby Gorvin Hanson, 79, passed away May 3, 2016 in Ogallala, NE, after a courageous battle with cancer.
 
Pearl was born June 30, 1936 in Lesterville, SD, to Roy and Alta Hermann. She graduated from Scotland (SD) High School and attended Ancker Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul, graduating in 1957 as a Registered Nurse. She married Bernard Gorvin in 1958 and moved to Minneapolis where they were parents to 3 children. In 1974, they bought the Gambles Store in Kasson, MN., then moved to Northfield, MN., in 1980 where they owned Biagio’s deli until 1985, when they bought Let’s Party!, a party supply store in Owatonna, MN. Pearl also helped found the Steele County Hospice chapter.
 

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Beatrice L. Pearson

Beatrice L. Pearson

Beatrice L. Pearson, 95

St. Augusta

January 13, 1921 - May 4, 2016

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, for Beatrice L. Pearson who died early May 4, 2016, of natural causes at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta.  Pastor Steve Eckert will officiate. Private burial at Assumption Cemetery will follow. Visitation will be Sunday, May 8, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church and again 1 hour prior to services.

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