DEATH NOTICES

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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
28
Oct
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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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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.

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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.

Fri
11
Oct
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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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11
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William D. Gades Jr., 82, of Benson

William D. Gades Jr., 82, of Benson died  Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Benson.  
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m.  Monday, October 7, 2013, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Dennis McManus officiating.  
Burial  followed the service at the Benson City Cemetery.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service  Monday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.  
Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of the arrangements.  
William Darold Gades Jr., was born  July 15, 1931, in Tara Township, Swift County, the son of Frederick William and Viola Augusta (Hoffman) Gades.  He was baptized  August 2, 1931, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township, and  May 13, 1945, he was confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Danvers.  He attended District #50 country school in Tara Township.

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07
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Clontarf-Agnes Schirmer, 83, of Clontarf

Agnes “Aggie” Cecelia (Ascheman) Schirmer, age 83, of Clontarf, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, from4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Fri
04
Oct
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Karen Bonawitz, 77, of Benson

Karen Bonawitz, 77, of Benson died Friday, October 4, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Apple Valley.  
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (today) at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.  Burial will be at St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in DeGraff.  Arrangements are with the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.
Frances Karen Bonawitz (Anderson) was born  August 24, 1936 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Irvin B. and Eileen F. Anderson. Karen graduated valedictorian in 1954 from Benson High School, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1958.
Karen married Robert L. Bonawitz of Moorhead, Minnesota December 26, 1957. For the next 25 years, their family of six children resided in the state of Minnesota, briefly in the state of Virginia and most recently in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Fri
04
Oct
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Donald E. Worden, age 84, of Kerkhoven

Donald E. Worden, 84, of Kerkhoven died  Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his home in Kerkhoven.  
Funeral services were 3:00 p.m.  Sunday, October 6 at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church.  Burial was at Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.  Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and continued one hour prior to the service at the church Sunday.
Donald Earl Worden was born  December 13, 1928 in Blowers Twp., Ottertail County, Minnesota, the son of Dell and Vernie (Gessner) Worden.  He grew up in the Verndale area where he graduated from Verndale High School in the class of 1946.  He moved to the Kerkhoven area and worked as a farm hand for Harley Denton before entering the United States Army in May of 1952.  He served his country as a mechanic during the Korean War stationed in Europe.  Don received an Honorable Discharge April 16, 1954.  He returned to the Verndale/Wadena area where he helped his father on the family farm.  

Fri
04
Oct
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Kevin G. Sorenson, age 61, of Benson

Kevin G. Sorenson, age 61, of Benson, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at home.
Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

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