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Robert Otto Young

Robert “Bob” Otto Young, was born on March 26, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Walter Ernest Leonard and Agnes Margaret (Larson) Young. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.

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Melvin M. Ascheman

Melvin Michael Ascheman, 86, of Benson, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday Afternoon, August 9, 2019, at the Swift County Benson Hospital with his family at his side. 

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Doreen Mae Touhey

Doreen Mae Touhey was born on November 11, 1954 in Melrose, Minnesota, the daughter of Elner Joseph and Deloris Ione (Swenson) Strom. She was baptized on November 27, 1954 at 1st Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, Minn. She grew up in Barrett, MN and attended Barrett High school and Wadena Tech. 

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Connie Martin

Connie Martin, age 65 of Benson, MN, formerly of Osakis passed into her new life early Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from her home near Benson, MN after a brave battle with cancer.

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Evelyn Louise Stone

Evelyn Louise Stone, 96, of Benson, Minn., died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

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Renetta D. Schliemann

Renetta D. Schliemann
October 18, 1921 • August 1, 2019

Renetta D. Schliemann, 97, of Benson, Minnesota died Thursday evening, August 1, 2019 at Homestead Place North in Benson.  Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m., Thursday, August 8 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will resume from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, August 9 at the church.  Pastor Jason Wolter will officiate.  Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

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Marjorie Lucille Newell

Marjorie Lucille Newell
July 14, 1926 • July 28, 2019

Marjorie Lucille Newell, 93, of Benson, Minnesota died at her home Sunday, July 28, 2019.  Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment was in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery in De Graff.

Marjorie Lucille Newell was born July 14, 1926 in De Graff, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank P. and Loretta (Byrne) Newell. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in De Graff. She attended elementary school at District 28 Country School and De Graff Public School, and later graduated from Benson Senior High School.

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Dale Allan Burns

Dale Allan Burns
October 21, 1952 • July 24, 2019

Dale Allan Burns, 66, of Benson, Minnesota, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home. Visitation was one hour (12:30-1:30)  prior to the service held at Zniewski Funeral Home Chapel in Benson at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019. Interment was in the Swift Falls Cemetery in Camp Lake Township, Swift County.

Dale Allan Burns was born  October 21, 1952 in Benson and died July 24th, 2019, he was 66 years old. He was baptized at Swift Falls Lutheran Church (now Shepherd of the Hills) and confirmed at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church. He spent a great deal of his childhood on his grandparents’ farm in rural Swift Falls. He was a quiet child and very good sneak, so Uncle Milton gave him the nick name “Pussy Cat” and it stuck with him.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army 1971. He had a variety of jobs in his life and lived in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Florida, Oregon and Minnesota.

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Loran and Anita Matteson

Loran Cyril Matteson, 71, was born August 7, 1947 at Sisseton, SD to Myron and Mardella Bonzelet Matteson.

Anita Louise Matteson, 78, was born March 1, 1941 to Norman and Ellen Reddekopp in Tillamook, OR. 

Anita passed away July 15, 2019 from lung cancer at Chahalem Health and Rehab Center in Newberg, OR.  Loran passed away at the same facility eight days later, July 23, 2019, from a heart attack and lung cancer.  Loran and Anita resided in Salem, OR.

Loran attended Rosholt Public School, Rosholt, SD, from grades 1-9.  The family moved to Benson in 1962.  Loran graduated from Benson High School, Benson, Minnesota, in 1965. He served in the US Air Force from 1966-1969, where he was trained in crash and fire rescue control and jet mechanics. He served one year in Libya, Africa. He was a member of the reserves for two years.

 

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Robert Joseph Fennell

Robert Joseph Fennell
October 24, 1930 • July 19, 2019

Robert Joseph Fennell, 88, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Robert Joseph Fennell was born October 24, 1930 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Joseph Francis Fennell and Eleanor Mary (Bouta) Fennell. He was called from this life Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Cloud Hospital. He attained the age of 88 years, eight months, and 26 days.

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