DEATH NOTICES

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Darin M. Rasmussen

Darin M. Rasmussen
August 22, 1971 • May 22, 2019

A memorial service for Darin Michael Rasmussen will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Benson, Minnesota.

Darin Michael Rasmussen was born August 22, 1971 and on May 22, 2019, at the age of 47, he was released from his pain and suffering of more than five months. Darin resided in Fridley, Minnesota and passed away at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Darin graduated from Benson High School in 1990 and later worked for a moving company in the Twin Cities area, did carpentry work, and his hobby was collecting agates, an interest he shared with his mother. He also loved feeding birds and squirrels just like his dad.

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28
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Dale R. Schuck

Dale Robert Schuck
February 8, 1943 • May 24, 2019

Dale Robert Schuck passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, with his wife Myra and his daughters at his side.

A Memorial Service was held Monday, June 3, 2019 at Mahn Family Funeral Home - Mahler Chapel in Pine Island from 5-7 p.m.

Dale was born February 8, 1943, to Robert and Arlene Schuck. He and his sister, Lois Haugen, were raised by their grandparents, Ernest & Ella Schuck, in the rural Zumbrota area. He graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1961.

Dale and Myra were married  November 23, 1963. They made their home in the Pine Island area until 1976 when they, with their daughters, moved to rural Clontarf, Minnesota. In the fall of 2016, Dale and Myra moved to Mazeppa to be near their girls.

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Bernice Wanberg

Bernice Wanberg, 101, of Benson, Minnesota, died  Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at the Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson. Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m.  Saturday, June 1, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment was in the St. Pauli Cemetery. 

Bernice Evelyn Wanberg was born  July 12, 1917, at the Ole R. Svor Home in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Ole R. and Selma Ellingson Svor. She was baptized  July 22, 1917 at the St. Pauli Lutheran Church and later confirmed there August 16, 1931. She grew up on the farm in Camp Lake Township.  She attended Benson Public Schools.

November 24, 1945, Bernice was united in marriage to Walter Ellsworth Wanberg, at the home of Ole R. Svor.  This union was blessed with over 59 years of marriage and a daughter Nancy.

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Marlys E. Tengvall

Marlys E. Tengvall
June 5, 1923 • April 19, 2019

Marlys Elizabeth Alsaker Tengvall passed away peacefully April 19, 2019, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Funeral services will be at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11a.m. Brief burial and luncheon to follow.

Marlys Elizabeth Alsaker Tengvall was born to Carl and Cora Alsaker June 5, 1923, in Benson, Minnesota.  She was confirmed by the Rev. Melvin Andrews at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in 1938, and graduated from Benson High School in 1941.

She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield for one year and from 1943 to 1949 worked at the University of MN, Morris Campus as an extension department secretary.
From 1950-51 she returned to St. Olaf College and roomed with her sister Solveig.  Marlys then enrolled and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 1953.

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22
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Elaine H. Becker

Elaine H. Becker
November 15, 1927 • May 18, 2019

Elaine Hope (Nelson) Becker entered Heaven to be with her Lord,  May 18, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

Her Celebration of Life was held at 11:00 a.m. May 25, 2019 at the Community Country Church in Holdingford, Minnesota. Reviewal was at the church one hour before the service, and visitation, with lunch, followed the service. Burial was in the City Cemetery in Benson.

Elaine Becker was born on a farm in Rolling Forks Township, during a historic snowstorm November 15, 1927, to Henry and Esther (Carlson) Nelson. She attended country school at Dist. #38.

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22
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Fred Wrobleski

Fredrick Michael “Fred” Wrobleski, 80, of Cannon Falls, Minnesota died Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at The View.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 9-11 a.m., at First English Lutheran Church, 511 W. Belle St., Cannon Falls. Interment followed at the Cannon Falls Cemetery.

Fred was born February 20, 1939 in Appleton, Minnesota, one of 15 children to Robert and MaryAnn (Eidenschink) Wrobleski. He farmed in the Clarkfield and Boyd areas before moving to Cannon Falls, where he farmed for George Conzemius. After 30 years of farming, he went to work at Cannon Equipment for 16 years. Throughout his life, his greatest enjoyment was working on cars.

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22
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Donald A. Wilts

Donald A. Wilts
October 16, 1933 • May 16, 2019

Donald Anthony Wilts, 85, Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  

Donald Anthony Wilts was born October 16, 1933 in Murdock, Minnesota, the son of Anthony Frederick and Ethel Louise (Lundberg) Wilts.  He was baptized August 5, 1934 at Clara City Reformed Church by Rev. Wildryer and was confirmed July 18, 1948 at Drywood Lutheran Church by Rev. William F. Peterson.  Don grew up in rural Appleton-Hegbert Township, Swift County, Minnesota and graduated from Appleton High School.  

Wed
22
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John J. “Jim” O’Connor

John J. “Jim” O’Connor
November 7, 1931 • May 14, 2019
 
John James “Jim” O’Connor, 87, of Benson, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in St. Cloud.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery. 

John James “Jim” O’Connor was born November 7, 1931, in Benson, the son of John and Ethel (McQuaid) O’Connor. He grew up and attended grade school in Benson. He graduated from Benson Senior High School.  He served in the United States Army from May 28, 1953 to May 27, 1955.

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Robert Petersen

Robert Petersen
May 22, 1925 • April 30, 2019

Robert Petersen, 93, of Glenwood, Minnesota died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Glenwood Retirement Village.

Robert was born May 22, 1925 in Montevideo, the son of Ludvig and Margarethe Petersen. He was baptized at home. The family later moved to Benson where Robert grew up and attended school. He later served his country during WWII in the United States Navy where he earned his GED while in the service. After his service, he attended trade school and then became a machinist.

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JoAnn Fennell

JoAnn Fennell

“JoAnn” Josephine Ann Fennell, 90, of Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Berwick, ME.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 
 

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