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Dorothy Coy

Dorothy Coy

Dorothy Coy
March 8, 1921 • August 6, 2018

Dorothy Coy, 97, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Danvers), died Monday, August 6, 2018, in her home under Hospice care. Visitation was from 9:30 - 11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Church of the Visitation in Danvers. Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Dorothy (Amundson) Coy was born March 8, 1921, the daughter of Edwin and Mabel (Thompson) Amundson in Starbuck, Minnesota.  She was baptized March 10, 1921, by Pastor H.O. Koefod and confirmed March 14, 1935, by Pastor Casper Johnshoy at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck.  Dorothy grew up in Starbuck and graduated from Starbuck High School in 1938 and St. Cloud State Teacher College in 1941.  She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1973.

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07
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Marjorie Catherine Fitz

Marjorie Catherine Fitz

Marjorie Catherine Fitz
March 31, 1922 • August 4, 2018

Memorial Services for Marjorie C. Fitz, 96, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Fairmont) were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Fairmont. Burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont. Visitation was held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Fairmont.

Marjorie passed away Saturday morning, August 4, 2018 at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Benson.             

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07
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Carol Marr

Carol M. Marr

Carol M. Marr
September 20, 1936 • August 2, 2018

Carol M. Marr, 81, of Benson, Minnesota died Thursday evening, August 2, at the Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar. Visitation was held Friday, August 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Interment was  in the St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery.   

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07
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Marjorie Olson

Marjorie Elizabeth (Lundgren) Olson

Marjorie E. Olson
April 10, 1931 • August 4, 2018

Marjorie Elizabeth (Lundgren) Olson, 87, of Murdock, Minnesota, passed away at home Saturday, August 4, 2018 with her family present.  

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church of Murdock, with Pastor Dan Croonquist officiating.

Margie was born April 10, 1931 on a farm southwest of Murdock to George and Elsie (Gregersen) Lundgren.  She was baptized at Kerkhoven Lutheran and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran of Benson.  She attended DeGraff grade school and graduated from Benson High School in 1949.  She went to Charles T. Miller School of St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated as an LPN.

Margie was united in marriage to Ardell Olson, June 29, 1955,  at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  They enjoyed 60 years of marriage and were blessed with three children: Cheryl, Robert, and Alan.

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Constance "Connie" Fragodt

Constance “Connie” Fragodt

CONSTANCE "CONNIE" FRAGODT
September 22, 1934 - July 20, 2018

Constance “Connie” Fragodt, 83, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday, July 20, 2018 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  A Rosary was held  9:30-10 a.m., with a visitation from 10-11:00 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Fr. Bill Sprigler officiated.  A private family burial was in the church cemetery.  

Constance “Connie” Isabella was born September 22, 1934 in Benson. She was baptized, made her First Communion and was confirmed at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Connie graduated as Salutatorian of her class in 1952 at the Benson High School. She was married to Gerald Fragodt, October 10, 1954, at St. Francis Catholic Church.

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19
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Geraldine (Nordgren) Quick

 Geraldine (Nordgren) Quick

GERALDINE (NORDREN) QUICK
March 31, 1930 • July 17, 2018

Geraldine (Nordgren) Quick passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Private services will be held. Memorials are preferred to the family: c/o Crescent Tide Funeral Home, 764 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Geraldine was born March 31, 1930.   

She is survived by nieces: Candee Elder, Lucinda Brophy, Cheryl Jones and Connie Bonk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Quick; parents: John and Ruth Nordgren and brother, Ralph Nordgren.

 

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19
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Marie C. Blair Austin

Marie C. Blair Austin

MARIE C. BLAIR AUSTIN
May 24, 1919 • July 17, 2018

The funeral service for Marie C. Austin of Morris, Minnesota (formerly of Hancock) was held  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with Deacon Stan Hennen officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial was at St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery, Clontarf.

Marie Henning, daughter of Carl and Rosa (Metz) Henning was born in Adrian, Minnesota May 24, 1919. She grew up and was educated at St. Adrian’s School.

Marie was married to Jack Blair November 10, 1936 in Adrian. The couple lived in Adrian before moving to Hancock in 1957. Jack died in 1964. She married Harold Austin in 1965. Marie continued to live in Hancock before moving to Morris; most recent she was a resident at West Wind Village.

Tue
17
Jul
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Lola M. Kennedy

Lola M. Kennedy

LOLA M. KENNEDY
June 16, 1925 • July 15, 2018

Lola M. Kennedy, 93, of Murdock, Minnesota died Sunday, July 15 in her home.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  Fr. Steven Verhelst officiated.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Lola Maria (Rosemeier) Kennedy was born June 16, 1925 in Murdock, Minnesota, the daughter of Ernest Rosemeier and Mary (Krattenmaker) Rosemeier. She died July 15, 2018 at her home in Murdock surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  

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17
Jul
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Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson

JUDITH ANDERSON
June 3, 1945 ~ July 11, 2018

Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville, Minnesota, announces the death of Judith Anderson, 73, current resident of Benson and former resident of Ortonville, who died July 11, 2018, at Clara City Care Center, Clara City  She was the spouse of Carleton Anderson.

Services for Judith Anderson will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home, Ortonville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday.  Pastor Paul Peterson will be officiating. Burial will take place at Mound Cemetery following the service. 
 
Judith L. Skaarer was born June 3, 1945, to Elvin and Lillian (Erickson) Skaarer.  She attended school in Milbank and graduated from Milbank High School in 1963.  She attended Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown, SD, and graduated in 1987.

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17
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RoJean Mary O'Malley

RoJean Mary O’Malley

ROJEAN MARY O'MALLEY
September 27, 1941 • July 2, 2018

RoJean Mary O’Malley, 76, of Appleton, Minnesota passed away peacefully surrounded by family  Monday, July 2 at the Appleton Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer.

RoJean was born September 27, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota to Lowell and Marion Todd.  Later on, the family moved to DeGraff, where she graduated from Benson High School in 1959.

RoJean and her husband Jim O’Malley (1933-2009) lived in DeGraff, Minnesota and raised five boys (John Patrick, Patrick James, Michael John, Jimmy Dugan, and Bradley Charles). They moved to Montevideo in 1979, where RoJean worked in several capacities including being a realtor, security at the Appleton Prison, and as dispatch at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department.

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