Cecilia Margaret Kent

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Cecilia “Cele” Margaret Kent

Cecilia Margaret Kent
April 14, 1919 • November 12, 2017

Cecilia “Cele” Margaret Kent, 98, of Benson, Minnesota, formerly of Clontarf, died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Southview Manor. 

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Visitation continued from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, at the church.  Interment was in St. Malachy Catholic Church Cemetery.  

Cecilia “Cele” Kent was born April 14, 1919, in Wilmont, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Susie (Schwartz) Becker. She was baptized at Our Lady of Good Council Church in Wilmont by Father Steger and confirmed in 1930  at the same church.
Cele grew up in the Wilmont area where she attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Wilmont through the eighth grade. Her family moved to Clontarf in March 1939.

She was united in marriage to David Victor Kent, January 23, 1940 at St. Malachy Catholic Church by Father King. This union was blessed with 35 years of marriage, three children and four  grandchildren.

Cele enjoyed being a farm wife, raising three loving children with Dave. Among the many things she enjoyed were cooking, gardening, playing cards, quilting and especially fishing and coffee uptown with the ladies. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and all of her family and friends.  She was a member of the St. Malachy Altar and Rosary Society.

She was called from this life Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Homestead South in Benson. She attained 98 years and seven months of age.

Cele is survived by her children: Ronald (Laurie) Kent of Clontarf, Marie (Patrick) Hagerty of Oakdale, daughter-in-law Jodie Thielke Kent Heuring of Benson, grandchildren: Alyssa Kent of Benson, Kristina Kent of Morris, Kate (Bryan) Laufenberg of St. Paul  and Connor Hagerty of Oakdale; brother, Arnold Becker of Mankato; sister, Rosemary Chamberlain of Benson;  sisters-in-law, Loretta Becker and Jo Becker of Mankato.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David V. Kent, October 31, 1975, son Arnold, October 6, 2000, parents, John and Susie Becker and siblings: Raymond Becker, Regina Becker Schettler, Clarence Becker, sister-in-law, Jo Becker and brothers-in-law, Vincent Chamberlain and August Schettler.

Arrangements were with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

Please sign the guest book at:  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com


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