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LaVon Gunderson, of Montevideo, formerly of Big Bend

LaVon Gunderson, of Montevideo, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo at the age of 92.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at Big Bend Lutheran Church.   Rev. Keith Long will officiate and interment will be in Big Bend Cemetery.  

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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28
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John Goggin, 68, of Apple Valley

Burial services for John L. Goggin were held Wednesday, November 26 (today)  at 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Benson.
John Goggin, 68, of Apple Valley, passed away October 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer in Farmington, Minnesota. Funeral services were held November 14.
He was the son of Larry and Gladys Goggin of Benson.
He is survived by his sister: Denise (Albert) Andersen of Mendota Heights.

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28
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Esther A. Monson of Benson

Funeral services for Esther A. Monson of Benson were held Tuesday, November 25, at 11 a.m., at the West Zion Lutheran Church in rural Hancock.  Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Tuesday before the service.
Esther Agnes Monson, 81, was born in Kerkhoven,  July 26, 1933, the daughter of John Axel and Katrina Johanna Linnea Johnson Magnusson.  She was baptized and confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church.  She graduated from Kerkhoven High School.  
December 6, 1952, Esther was united in marriage to Harlan Dwayne Monson at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.  
She enjoyed spending time with her family and sewing.  She lived on a farm in Hoff Township, Pope County, in Clontarf, and Benson.  
Esther was called from this life  Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Northridge Care Center in Minneapolis.

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Jessie Anderson, of Benson

Jessie Anderson, of Benson died Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the Lake Hazel Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday, November 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lake Hazel Lutheran Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.

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Betty Petersen, 80, of Clara City, formerly of Swift Falls

Betty Petersen, 80, of Clara City died Sunday, November 23rd at the Clara City Care Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, November 26th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City.  Burial will be held in Louriston Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to either the Alzheimer’s Association of MN or to the Rice Hospice. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City for Betty Petersen.

 

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LaVon Gunderson, of Montevideo

LaVon Gunderson, of Montevideo, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo at the age of 92.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at Big Bend Lutheran Church.   Rev. Keith Long will officiate and interment will be in Big Bend Cemetery. 
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
A complete obituary will be posted later this week and in next week's Swift County Monitor-News.

Fri
21
Nov
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Sade O. Ladd, age 102, of Starbuck, MN, and formerly of Benson

Sade O. Ladd, age 102, of Starbuck, MN, and formerly of Benson, MN, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.  Private family funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 23, with Rev. Rebecca Worner officiating.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.
Sade Ladd died Thursday morning, November 20th, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, MN.  She was born January 10, 1912 in Sleepy Eye, MN to Hannah (Wandersee) and William Lange.  Sade grew up in Sleepy Eye and attended Sleepy Eye High High School.  She was united in marriage to Jasper Arthur Ladd on July 29, 1932 in Emmitsburg, Iowa. 

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21
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Darl Wayne Cleland, 77, of Glenwood

Darl Wayne Cleland, 77, of Glenwood, passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at Starbuck Community Center, 307 East 5th St, Starbuck, Minnesota.  Pastor Becky Worner of Shalom Community Lutheran Church will officiate the service. A private burial will be held at a later date.
He was born in Fonda, Iowa, to Raymond and Lyra Cleland. The family moved to a farm near Danvers in 1951. He graduated from Benson High School in 1956, married in 1958 and had four children. He farmed near Danvers until 1965, when the family moved to Hoffman.
Darl worked as a salesman for Occo Feeds for many years before operating Cleland’s Meet N Eat in Hoffman. After moving to Glenwood in 1982, he began working for Osborne Industries until retiring in 2007.

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Esther Nelson, age 94, formerly of Benson

Esther Nelson, age 94, formerly of Benson, died Sunday, November 16th, in Minneapolis.  Funeral services were Friday, November 21st at 11:00AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Pastor Art Wiese officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Burial will follow at the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home- Benson.

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Rudolph (Rudy) O. Halverson, 49, of Willmar

Rudolph (Rudy) O. Halverson, 49, of Willmar, Minnesota  died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.
Rudy’s graveside burial service was held at the St. Malachy’s Catholic Cemetery in Clontarf, Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Rudy O. Halverson was born  August 25, 1965, in Willmar the son of Rudolph and Maryanne (Nelson) Halverson.   He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School and then attended Willmar Vo-Tech.  Rudy was employed as a painter for several area businesses & helped friends with their painting businesses as well. In his younger years, he loved traveling & telling stories!
He enjoyed camping, playing dominos, cards, his canine companions (Shadow-black lab & Buck-yellow lab) and being with his friends. He lived in Arizona & California, until moving back to Minnesota & enjoyed more camping & painting jobs! One job he took proud of, was at Diamond Vogel in downtown Willmar.

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