DEATH NOTICES

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Rosalee A. Spath, 68, of Benson

Rosalee A. Spath, 68, of Benson, died on Sunday, September 14, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. at  Parkview Manor in Benson. 

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at Parkview Manor.
The Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Tue
09
Sep
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Olga Skare, 100, of Benson

Olga Skare, 100, of Benson, Minnesota died  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014  at Homestead Place North in Benson.  
Her funeral service was held  Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m.  at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with Pastor Seth Novak officiating.  Interment was in Swenoda Cemetery.
There was a visitation with the family one hour prior to the service at the church  Tuesday morning.  
Olga Ruth Christenson Skare was born January 25, 1914, in Pleasant Valley Township, Williams County, Tioga, North Dakota, to Albert Julius and Minnie (Rodahl) Christenson.  She was baptized March 22, 1914, by Rev. I. G. Monson, at the Benson Valley Lutheran Church near Tioga, North Dakota.  Olga grew up and attended District # 49 in Swenoda Township, rural Benson, Minnesota.  She was confirmed in 1929, by Rev. M. Andrews, at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  

Tue
09
Sep
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Jerome Burdette Naig, 77, of Murdock

Jerome Burdette Naig, 77, of Murdock, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his home.  
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2014, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in rural Murdock.  Burial will be held at a later date at the Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery in Murdock.  Visitation was for one hour prior to services at the church.  
Jerome Burdette Naig was born July 12, 1937, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Burdette P. and Alice I. (Hulberg) Naig.  He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School.  Jerome lived in Murdock and worked as a surveyor for soil conservation and then worked as a welder at TCI, in Benson, before retiring in 1996.  
He enjoyed watching sports, hunting, fishing, spending time with family, and tooling around Murdock visiting friends and neighbors.  
Jerome passed away  Thursday, August 28, 2014, at his home in Murdock, Minnesota.  He attained the age of 77 years, one month, and 16 days.

Tue
09
Sep
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Pearl Dehne, 92, Morris

The memorial service for Pearl Dehne was held  Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Pastor Kristine Isder officiated at the service.  Pati Arnold was the organist and Jeanette Pfaff sang the special vocal music.  Jason Dehne served as the urn bearers and interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery.
Pearl Virginia Dehne was born November 10, 1921 at the Swan Lake Township home in Stevens County.  Her parents were Albert and Marie (Lee) Maanum.  She was baptized December 19, 1921 and was confirmed  December 1, 1935 by Rev. Quammen both at Nora Lutheran Church in Pope County.
She attended rural country school at District 34 through the eighth grade and later attended West Central School of Agriculture at Morris graduating in 1940.  Pearl grew up in Swan Lake Township, Stevens County.  She was active in 4-H Club and Luther League exchange programs.

Fri
05
Sep
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Robert Francis Hughes,86, of Chatfield

Robert Francis Hughes,86, of Chatfield, Minnesota, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he was a resident for 5 months.  

Robert was born August 24, 1928 to James T. and Lauretta (Gallagher) Hughes in Marysland Township, near Danvers, Minnesota.  He grew up on the family farm, and enlisted in the US Navy in 1946.  He returned to the farm in 1948 until he moved to Chatfield in 1962.  He was employed at the Chatfield Hatchery as a egg truck route driver, and eventually purchased the truck route business.  Bob also worked at Chatfield Farm Service, as well as AFC (now Strongwell) until retiring in 1995.

Wed
03
Sep
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Ramona Ann Sunstrom, 67, Wadena

Funeral services for Ramona Ann Sunstrom were held at 2 p.m.  Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena with Jim Stoneman officiating.
Honorary pallbearer was David Holmes.  Pallbearers were Mike Vandenburghe, Mike Johnson, John Sunstrom, Steve Resch, Ruth Robben and Luke Roggenkamp.
Interment was in the Wadena Cemetery located in Wadena.  
Ramona passed away at the age of 67 years  Monday, August 25, 2014 with her family at her side at her daughter’s home in Wadena under the comforting care of Lakewood Hospice of Staples.
Ramona was born  October 17, 1946 at Benson, Minnesota to Roland and Alma (Larson) Preuss.  She graduated from Benson High School, a member of the class of 1964.  She was united in marriage with James Albin Sunstrom  July 26, 1969 at Benson.  Together they moved to New York Mills in 1974 and then to Wadena in 1994.

Mon
25
Aug
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Charles Savig, age 57, of rural Granite Falls

Charles Savig, age 57, of rural Granite Falls, died Saturday at Fairview-University Hospital in Minneapolis. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30 AM at Granite Falls Lutheran Church.

Wed
20
Aug
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Eda Kalb-Bachmann of Pine City

Eda Kalb-Bachmann of Pine City passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City at the age of 91.
Eda’s funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20 (today) at Zion Lutheran Church in Pine City with Rev. Glenn Kleppe officiating. Visitation and reviewal will be Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City.
Eda Kalb is survived by her children: Marie (Norman) Commerford of Danvers, Rudy (Linda) Kalb of Alexandria, Richard (Teresa) Kalb of Hinckley, six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Adelia Hauff, son-in-law David Odendahl of Pine City, many nieces and nephews; step daughters: Darlene (Jarrod) Christen of Detroit Lakes, Colleen (Kenneth) Sazama of Dent, step-sons: LeRoy (Eileen) Bachmann of Alexandria, Roger (Diane) Bachmann of Solway, Charles (Sue) Bachmann of Brainerd, several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Wed
20
Aug
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Opal Cramlet Selix, 85, of Benson

Opal Cramlet Selix, 85, of Benson, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Glenwood Retirement Center in Glenwood, Minnesota.  
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment was  in the Benson City Cemetery.  
Opal Cramlet Selix was born September 3, 1928, in Swift County Minnesota, to Frank James Polk and Ida Bertha (Schwartz) Cramlet.  She grew up and attended country school in Swift County.  

Wed
20
Aug
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Shelly Dutcher, 49, Benson

Shelly Dutcher, 49, of Benson, died on Monday evening, August 18, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will follow the service at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.  
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 22, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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