DEATH NOTICES

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Leanora “Lena” Nyberg

Leanora “Lena” Nyberg, of Bemidji, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the age of 86 at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji.

 
A memorial service will be held at Bethel Assembly church in Fosston,  Friday, November 13 at 1 p.m.  A burial service will be held in May of 2021 at Vining Cemetery, Vining, Minnesota.

Leanora McCracken was born August 27, 1934 in Edinburgh Scotland (weighing 12 pounds) to parents William and Winifred McCracken.  She graduated from school in Edinburgh. Lena met Carlton “Cart” Nyberg in Edinburgh at a dance in 1952 while he was temporarily stationed there in the US Navy.  After he left his deployment there, they continued to communicate by letter, leading up to their engagement in 1954.  She emigrated to Carlton’s hometown of Vining and they were married October 24, 1954.  

Fri
06
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Charles Clark

Charles Silas Clark, Jr. was born on December 27, 1928 at home in Rolling Forks Township, Pope County, Minnesota, the son of Charles “Charlie” Clark, Sr., and Selma (Davidson) Clark. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. He grew up helping his father on the family farm. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1947. 

Fri
06
Nov
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Adelyn Rime

Adelyn Rime, age 88 of New Brighton, formerly of Columbia Heights passed away on October 29, 2020. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:30 am, at Rolling Forks Cemetery, rural Swift Falls, Minnesota. 

Thu
05
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Grace Marie Jerdee

Grace Jerdee, 83, of Benson, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 30, 2020 at home.  

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.   Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Grace (Gracie) Marie Wefald was born January 16, 1937 in Valley City, ND to Harald and Grace (Baarstad) Wefald.  She grew up on the Baarstad family farm near Kathryn, ND and graduated high school in Enderlin, ND in 1955.  She was united in marriage to Gerald Jerdee July 27, 1955.  They lived in Jamestown, ND while dad attended college.   They resided in Clinton, Minnesota from 1959-1966 where dad started his coaching and teaching career and they made many life-long friends there.  In 1966, they moved to Benson.

Tue
03
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Paul A. Mortenson

Paul A. Mortenson, 89, of Benson, Minnesota died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home in Benson.

A graveside service was held at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Zane Anderson officiating.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson assisted the family with the arrangements.

Mon
02
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Allen Milo Landmark

Allen Milo Landmark, 73, of Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at his home.  Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m.,  Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.   Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.

Allen Milo Landmark was born December 30, 1946 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Milo Ernest and Doris Olean (Vollan) Landmark. He was baptized at West Zion Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from Benson High School and North Hennepin Trade School.

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Richard Dale

Richard Dale, 82, of Milan, Minnesota (formerly of Benson)  died Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Appleton Nursing Home.

   
Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Richard Lee Dale was born December 20, 1937, in Benson, the son of Lyell and Lillian (Lee) Dale. He grew up in Benson and attended Benson High School, graduating in 1955.  

January 16,1957, he entered in the US Navy where he served his country until his honorable discharge January 12, 1961, as a Second-Class Petty Officer.  

Thu
29
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Robert Foster

Robert “Bob” Foster Jr., 80, of Appleton, Minnesota  passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 27, 2020 at CentraCare Health-Care Center in Paynesville.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Robert Eugene Foster Jr. was born May 7, 1940, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the son of Robert Eugene Sr. and Oliva (Landwehr) Foster.  Bob was raised in the St. Cloud/Stearns County area, where he graduated from Foley High School.  

November 25, 1961 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Halfman.  This union was blessed with five children: Sharon, Rose, Doug, Kevin, and Chris.  The couple later divorced.  Bob was married to Shirley Ann Reuss June 15, 1991 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Danvers by Rev. Magnus Peterson.  They enjoyed over 29 years together!  

Wed
28
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Scott Charles Smith

Scott Charles Smith, 50, Benson, Minn., died Saturday, October 24, 2020 in St. Cloud Hospital, Minn.  Visitation will be from 4–7 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff. Visitation will continue from 9:30–10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Mon
26
Oct
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Darlene Lucille Menk

Darlene Lucille Menk, 80, of Benson passed away on Sunday Morning, October 25, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. A private family memorial will be held. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

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