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Dawn F. Meyer

Dawn F. Meyer
August 23, 1976 • September 17, 2019

Dawn F.  Meyer, 43, (daughter of Jerome and Beth Schlangen) formerly of Benson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as a result of an automobile accident in Watertown, SD.

Visitation was from 2-4 p.m., with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, Watertown, SD. Rev. Elmer Brinkman officiated.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Minnesota.

Dawn Florina Meyer, daughter of Jerome and Beth (Benzing) Schlangen was born  August 23, 1976 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota.  She grew up in rural Willmar, Appleton and Benson. While living in Benson, Dawn worked at Perkins, Hardees and Country Inn & Suites. Dawn graduated from Benson Christian School in 1994.

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Ralph Hoffman

Ralph Hoffman
February 15, 1938 • September 15, 2019

Ralph Hoffman, 81, of Appleton, Minnesota (formerly of rural Danvers) died Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Appleton Area Health Services - Care Center.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway.  Pastor Donald Klatt officiated.  Burial was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

 
Ralph Raymond Hoffman was born February 15, 1938, in Tara Township, Swift County, Minnesota to parents, Verner and Alvina (Giese) Hoffman.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township.  Ralph was raised near Danvers and attended school at District #50 through the eighth  grade.  He then attended Holloway High school, graduating in 1956. 

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Edith E. Dolan

Edith E. Dolan
April 2, 1924 • September 15, 2019
 
Edith Elizabeth Dolan (Betty) was born April 2, 1924, and passed away peacefully Sunday, September 15, 2019. She was a resident of St. Therese of New Hope.

Reviewal was at Gill Brothers Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Mpls.,  Monday, September 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers, Tuesday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Interment was in the Church of the Visitation Cemetery.

Betty Dolan was born in Benson, Minnesota and grew up on a farm near Danvers. She graduated from Benson High School in 1941 and St. Catherine’s University in 1945 with a major in chemistry and library science. Betty worked at 3M for more than 40 years, retiring in 1988. Betty had many interests: travel, reading, bridge, golf and gardening.

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Mildred Emma Collins

Mildred Emma Collins
July 31, 1920 • September 6, 2019

Mildred “Millie” Collins, 99, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, September 6 in Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Benson.  Visitation was held noon-1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14 at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Pastor Donald Berheim  officiated.  Burial will be at a later date in Saint Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, North Dakota. 

Mildred Emma Collins was born July 31, 1920 in Grafton, North Dakota, the daughter of Albert Louis Joseph Pariseau and Marte “Myrtle” Sophia Johnson.  She was raised in the St. Thomas area, graduating from St. Thomas High School, Class of 1938.

September 5, 1939, Mildred was united in marriage to Raynold Clifford Collins.  This union was blessed with three children: Clifford, Peggy, and Deborah.

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Harriet Hanson

Harriet Hanson
May 13, 1930 • September 11, 2019

Harriet Hanson, 89, of Benson, Minnesota, died Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019 at the Meadow Lane Care Center in Benson, Minnesota. Visitation was held at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, from 5-7 p.m.  Friday, September 13  and continued from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Benson. Interment was in Lake Hazel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Harriet Hanson was born in Perth, North Dakota, May 13, 1930, the daughter of Ben and Helga Grann. She grew up in North Dakota, attended Perth grade school and graduated from Perth High School. She earned her teaching Degree at Minot Teacher’s College in Minot, North Dakota. After college, she lived and taught school in BelCourt, North Dakota, Forest Lake, Minnesota, and taught at Southside Elementary School in Benson. 

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Wanda Mae (Wolla) Larson

Wanda Mae (Wolla) Larson
October 10, 1931 • September 4, 2019

Wanda Mae Larson, 87,  passed away September 4, 2019 after a brave battle with breast cancer.

A celebration of life service will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Eugene,  Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

She was born October 10, 1931 to Arnold and Clara Wolla in Benson, Minnesota. Wanda graduated from Benson High School and received an associate’s degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She married Rev. Dr. David Frans Larson, May 31, 1952.

Wanda and David were married for 67 years and raised five children. She worked as a homemaker and then as a medical secretary before retiring. She was known for her wide array of Scandinavian Christmas cookies and sweets, and her cookbooks are filled with dessert recipes cut from newspapers from the many communities across the country where they lived.

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John F. Harder

John F. Harder
January 2, 1932 • September 5, 2019

John F. Harder, 87, died Thursday evening, September 5, 2019 at the Rice Care Center in Willmar, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will follow the service at the Benson City Cemetery.

John F. Harder was born January 2, 1932, in Trimont, Minnesota, the son of Anton F. and Helena Golden Harder. As a teen he moved with his family to Atwater, and in 1948 he moved to Sunburg.

November 28, 1981, John was united in marriage to Donna Mae Collins at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. This union was blessed with over 37 years of marriage.  John farmed, worked at Jennie O in Willmar, and sold Trojan Seed corn. He enjoyed metal detecting and collecting.

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Morris W. Steckman

Morris W. Steckman
February 20, 1951 • September 1, 2019

Morris W. Steckman, 68, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, passed peacefully surrounded by loving family Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, St. Cloud. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Morris was born February 20, 1951 in Le Sueur, Minnesota to Willard and Eva (Horneman) Steckman. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1969. Morris Willard Steckman served his country, beginning March 19,1970, with the USAF 764th Radar Squadron at Saint Albans AFS in 1970-1971. Morris transferred to Hahn AFB in Kirchberg, Germany until returning stateside in 1973. Sgt. Morris Steckman was discharged March 18, 1976.

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Betty Lou Loechner

Betty Lou Loechner
February 9, 1939 • August 31, 2019

Betty Lou Loechner, 80, was born February 9, 1939, in Lancaster, California, the daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Woodworth) Washburn. She was baptized in California and confirmed on her birthday in 1944. She grew up in California, graduated from high school and completed one year of college.

She was united in marriage to William Loechner, March 7, 1983 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. She lived most of her life in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. She was an independent contracted accountant and she served as a courier business for several corporations.  She moved to Benson and lived with her granddaughter Michelle and her husband Nefi Ibarra.

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Dr. Douglas Coy

Dr. Douglas Coy, formerly of Danvers, MN, died August 10; he was 91 years old.  

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