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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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Allan Forbord

Allan Forbord of San Antonio, TX (formerly of Minneapolis) passed away June 29, 2019.

Allan was born May 14, 1952 in Starbuck, Minnesota.

He attended Country School District 1703, rural Benson, and graduated from Benson High School in 1970.

He attended the University of MN Morris and Bemidji State University.

A celebration of Allan’s life will be held at Prairie Horizons Farm (his home farm), 31008 Highway 29 North, Benson,  Saturday, August 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Sharing of memories at 5:30 p.m. followed by refreshments.
 

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Eunice D. Noding

Eunice D. Noding
Feb. 6, 1928  •  June 10, 2019
 

Eunice Noding, 91, of Willmar, died Monday morning, June 10, 2019 at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at the Benson City Cemetery. 

Eunice Dorothy (Polk) Noding was born February 6, 1928, in Lamberton, Minnesota, the daughter of Edward and Hilda (Engen) Polk.  She grew up in the Storden/Lamberton area and graduated from Storden High School in 1946. 

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Matthew Spates

Matthew Spates
April 17, 1993 • July 5, 2019

Matthew Spates, 26, of Fort Collins, Colorado died Friday, July 5, 2019 as a result of a rafting accident.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service followed by a time of sharing that began at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel.

Matt is survived by his parents Pete and Liz of Mitchell; his sisters: Hannah Spates (Robbie Miiller) of Ethan, SD and Emily Spates (Levi Olson) of Mitchell, SD; his partner Rain LeSage of Fort Collins, CO.; Rain’s parents Bill Bethurum and Grace LeSage and sisters: Tess and Sage Faucette all of Fort Collins, CO; maternal grandfather Stan Blasey of Benson, many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

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Ruby Fern Mazurek

Ruby Fern Mazurek
April 29, 1923 • July 13, 2019
 
Ruby Fern Mazurek, 96, of Benson, Minn., died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

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

Ruby Fern (Jensen) Mazurek age 96 of Benson, Minnesota. Died Saturday July 13th, 2019 at Golden Living Center in Benson, Mn. Ruby was born April 29, 1923 to Anna and Jacob Jensen in Pope County. She was united in marriage to Albert Marion Mazurek on October 1st 1944 in Clontarf Mn. She worked at the Clontarf Club for 25 years.

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Barbara Rae Riley

A Celebration of Life for Barbara Rae Riley was held Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, Minnesota. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery, Morris.

Barbara died June 24, 2019 at the age of 76 at the Good Samaritan Society in Clear Lake, SD. 

Among survivors are brothers: Randy Benson and Rodney Benson of Benson, and Dennis Benson of Las Vegas, NV. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Allouise Hess of Benson  and Mary Cline and two brothers, Benhard Benson and Freddy Benson.

Pedersen Funeral Home of Morris was in charge of the arrangements. www.pedersenfh.com

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Arnold “Arne” Pederson

Arnold “Arne” Pederson
March 9, 1927 • June 26, 2019

Funeral services for Arnold “Arne” Pederson of Starbuck, Minnesota will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at East Zion Lutheran Church, rural Starbuck, with Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church. A private burial will be at East Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Starbuck.

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Mike Heinzig

Michael C. Heinzig
August 10, 1969 • June 25, 2019

Mike Heinzig, 49, passed away June 25, 2019, at home under Hospice care. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 4-6 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 6 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.

Michael Christopher Heinzig was born August 10, 1969 in Gibson City, Illinois, the son of Rev. Harold Frederick and Irene Ruth (Niebergall) Heinzig.  He was baptized by Rev. William Heinzig and confirmed by Rev. Harold Heinzig at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He grew up in Crescent City, IL and completed his Associates Degree in Radiologic Technologies in 1990. 

June 15, 1996, Mike was united in marriage to Stephanie Ann Twait.  They were blessed with 23 years of marriage and a daughter, Emma.  Among the many things he enjoyed were music, woodworking, stained glass, gardening, golfing, playing dice with the guys on Tuesdays, and spending time with family.

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