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Ingolf N. Urke, 89, of Benson

Ingolf N. Urke, 89, of Benson, died on Friday, July 24, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 1, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Interment will follow the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Benson. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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Ronald “Ron” Corneliusen, 87, of Mesa, AZ (formerly of Benson)

Ronald “Ron” Corneliusen, 87, of Mesa, AZ (formerly of Benson, Minnesota) passed away June 23, 2015.  Ron’s early years were spent in Benson until he joined the Army in 1946.  He spent his service years in El Paso, TX, Korea, Japan and Germany.  After retiring from the service, he began a career with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as an inspector.  To his children he could do anything; build storm windows, sew couch slipcovers and bake the best bread.  He is survived by: Colleen (Carl) Lorson, John (Caren) Corneliusen and Ann (Jim) Balquist and six grandchildren: Nick, Elizabeth, Kylie, Hunter, Brian and Brett; sister Donna (Harold) Krenz of Minnesota, sister-in-law, Viola Corneliusen of Benson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesa Public Libraries or KAET Arizona Public Television.

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Arden Loen, age 79, of Swift Falls

Arden Loen, age 79, died Monday, July 13, 2015.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, July 17, 2015, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls with Rev. John Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Swift Falls Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 5:30 - 7:30 PM Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

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Donna Mae (Fennell) Gode, age 72, Clontarf

Donna Mae (Fennell) Gode, age 72, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Friday, July 17, 2015, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Interment will be in the St. Malachy Catholic Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM, Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Malachy Catholic Church with a Rosary at 5:30 PM and a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 PM.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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13
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James David Van Beveren Sumption, 89, Alexandria

James David Van Beveren Sumption was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 13, 1925 to Richard and Mary (Horrell) Van Beveren. His family moved to Minnesota and lived in the Minneota area where Jim attended school. Before finishing high school, he answered the call of duty and joined the US Navy. He served from January 7, 1944 to February 19, 1946 when he was honorably discharged. Jim spent much of his deployment on a submarine in the South Pacific, and later was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He then returned to Minneota and completed high school, graduating with Beverly Swanson, his high school sweetheart. On August 14, 1946, he and Beverly were married at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. The couple moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Jim attended Augustana College, where he was all conference in basketball and ran track. After graduation, he and Bev moved to St. Paul and Jim attended Luther Seminary.

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Hunter A. Boutain, 14, Alexandria

Hunter A. Boutain age 14 of Alexandria died on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.  A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria.  Visitation was held 4-8 PM on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the Holiday Inn on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hunter Boutain Memorial Fund c/o Glenwood State Bank; 2221 S Broadway; Alexandria, MN 56308

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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Boyd Jaeger, age 90, of Benson

Boyd Ernest Jaeger, 90, of Benson, Minnesota died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation was held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service.  
Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.
Boyd Ernest Jaeger was born January 30, 1925 to Ernest and Josephine (Hippe) Jaeger in Benson.  He was baptized at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  He grew up in Cashel Township and attended rural country school and Benson Public School.  
January 29, 1950, Boyd was united in marriage to Lucille A. Fuhrman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson by Rev. H.S. Nasheim.  This union was blessed with three children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Together they were able to share in more than 58 years of marriage.

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Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono

Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono passed away on Saturday, June 27. Born on February 20, 1931 in Breckenridge, MN, she grew up in the Nashua/Tintah area. After graduating from Tintah High School, she attended Wahpeton School of Science. United in marriage to George Albert Olen on July 7th, 1957, she enjoyed a long career working for US Bank and Pitney Bowes. She was member of Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth and trusted in her Savior. Delores had a unique quality of always being interested in each person she met. Family and friends were important to her and she loved her grandchildren above all. Preceded in death by husband, George; parents, John and Edna Durner; and brother, Darwin. She is survived by daughter, Debra (Dave) Prazak; grandchildren, Seth, Caleb, Rachel and Rebekah; sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Keller, Joyce Riess; sister-in-law, Jeanette Sandven, and several nieces and nephews.

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Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul

Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul, died at Carondelet Village on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Longman and Francis Walsh; her siblings and their spouses, Joe (Irma), Mary (Irv) Helgeson, Jim (Ann), Leo (Lou), Irene (Art) Diederich, Ed (Vi), Larry (Gert), Sister Dorothy, CSJ, Bill, Gert (Jim) Rutledge, Dick Lever and Rose Walsh.

Her first ministry was teaching the primary grades in several schools over twenty years in the Twin City area, in Ghent, MN and in Grand Forks, ND. She spent the next forty years in religious education and in parish ministry, of which over thirty were spent in Nashville, TN and Columbia, MO. She was known for her hard work and for her sense of humor. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Lever, her brother, Thomas, and her sister-in-law, Pat Walsh; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates and her faithful caregivers at Carondelet Village.

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Kenneth D. Feda, 88, Benson

Kenneth D. Feda, 88, died Tuesday, June 23 at the Golden Living Center in Benson, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. A visitation was held  Sunday, June 28 from 4:30-6:30 at the St. Francis Catholic Church  with a rosary prayer service at 5:30. Interment and lunch followed the services.
Ken was born November 22, 1926 in Muskegon, Michigan to Robert and Olga (Lund) Feda. In 1931, the family moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. Kenneth went to Central High School in Alexandria and graduated in 1945.
In 1945, he was drafted in the Army. He served in the Medical Corp and was stationed at 183rd General Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.
Ken was married to Theresa Thoennes in 1952 and they were blessed with four children. In 1993, he married Linda Albright.

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