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ERNEST ANDERSON

ERNEST ANDERSON
OCTOBER 6, 1932 – NOVEMBER 22, 2017
FUNERAL NOTICE
 
Ernest Anderson, 85, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood, Minn.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 27, 2017, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Glenwood. Interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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Alfred E. Ostby

Alfred E. Ostby

Alfred E. Ostby
January 15, 1929 • November 7, 2017

Alfred E. Ostby, 88, of Fargo, ND, went to be with his Lord and Savior, November 7, 2017.

The memorial service was 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Al was born January 15, 1929 in Benson, Minnesota to Ed and Amy Ostby.  Al was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He graduated from Benson High School in 1946.  After high school graduation, Al enlisted in the U. S. Army for two years.  

Upon return from his service, he attended the University of Minnesota graduating in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration and Senior Accounting.

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22
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Verna Carrie Bertina Gomer

Verna Carrie Bertina Gomer

Verna Carrie Bertina Gomer
June 21, 1918 • November 20, 2017

Verna Carrie Bertina Gomer, 99, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Glenwood Retirement Village. 

Visitation is from 4-7 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2017, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 12-1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will be in Lake Hazel Cemetery, Benson Township, Swift County.

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Sharon M. Martinson

Sharon Marie Martinson

Sharon M. Martinson
February 20, 1946 • November 16, 2017

Sharon Marie Martinson, 71, of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, went to be with her Savior, November 16, 2017, surrounded by family.

Celebration of Life was 11 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2017, at Alexandria Covenant Church. Urnbearers were Jesse Ricke, Rob Deopre, Ronald Martinson and Jim Erickson. Burial took place at Pike Lake Cemetery in rural Kensington, following the luncheon.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m.  Sunday at the Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and continued one hour prior to the service at the church.

Sharon was born February 20, 1946, in Litchfield, to Delmar and Iona (Knutson) Ricke and was the youngest of three children.  Sharon’s family moved to Benson in 1947, and she attended and graduated Benson Public Schools in 1964, where she was involved in music, playing the saxophone.  She attended Willmar Technical College in 1988-1989, for accounting.

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Linda Eleanor Walsh

Linda Eleanor Walsh

Linda Eleanor Walsh
September 7, 1942 • November 10, 2017

Linda Eleanor (Rice) Walsh, 75, formerly of Murdock, Minn., passed away Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. Anthony Care Center.  Visitation was from 9:00-10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  Interment was in Spring Creek Cemetery of rural Murdock.

Linda Eleanor Rice was born September 7, 1942, in Kerkhoven Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Millard and Gladys (Ronholdt) Rice.  Linda grew up in rural Sunburg and attended Country School in District 66 until the sixth grade.  She then attended and graduated from Kerkhoven High School in 1960.  Following high school, she moved to Minneapolis and worked for General Mills.  

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Cecilia Margaret Kent

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.

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Earl William “Bill” Orr

Earl William “Bill” Orr

Earl William “Bill” Orr
August 29, 1923 – November 10, 2017

Earl “Bill” Orr, 94, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, November 10, 2017, at Gabriel House in Murdock, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 14, from 4-7 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday afternoon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 (today), at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Earl William Orr was born August 29, 1923 in Rice County, Minnesota, the son of Earl and Rose (Caron) Orr. He grew up and attended grade school in Dundas, Minnesota. He graduated from Faribault High School and worked at Rexall Drug. In 1942 Bill enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II from January of 1942 to May of 1946.

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ELAINE C. SCHULTZ

Elaine Clair Schultz

ELAINE C. SCHULTZ
SEPTEMBER 11, 1934 – NOVEMBER 8, 2017
FUNERAL NOTICE AND OBITUARY
 
Elaine Clair Schultz, 83, of Benson, Minn., died Wednesday, November 8, 2017, surrounded by family.  Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment will be in Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
 

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JAMES H. HOLTAN

James Harlan Holtan

JAMES H. HOLTAN
NOVEMBER 15, 1929 – NOVEMBER 7, 2017
FUNERAL NOTICE AND OBITUARY
 
James Harlan Holtan, 87, of Clara City, Minn., formerly of Montevideo, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Clara City Care Center. 

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08
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Charles Darrell Connelly

Charles Darrell Connelly

Charles Darrell Connelly
October 11, 1932 – November 7, 2017
Notice and Obituary
 
Benson, Minnesota – Charles D. Connelly, age 85, of Benson, Minn. died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Gabriel House in Murdock, Minn. 

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