DEATH NOTICES

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Allan Bjorklund

Allan Bjorklund, 81 of rural Lake Lillian, Minnesota died Monday, July 20, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. There was a gathering of friends and family at his home, 15510 30th St., Lake Lillian, Sunday, July 26 from 1-5 p.m.

Burial will be in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Cemetery at Benson at a later date.

Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.

Tue
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Lois H. Winkel

Lois H. Winkel, 76, of Paynesville, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her children in Paynesville, under hospice care.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Cemetery, 160th Ave. and Hwy. 28, Villard, Minnesota. A light lunch will be served at the Villard Community Center following the service.

Family has requested social distancing and masks.

Lois (Sis) Hazel (Eblen) Winkel was born July 31, 1943, the daughter of Elmo E. and Lillian M. (Heschke) Eblen in Hudsons Township of Douglas County. She grew up in Forada, Minnesota and attended grade school there until the sixth grade, then transferred to Alexandria High School.

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Ronald James Walter

Ronald James Walter, 74, of Hitchcock, South Dakota,  passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, Aberdeen, South Dakota after a strong and courageous battle fighting multiple cancers.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 1 at the United Methodist Church at Hitchcock, with military honors.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 31 at the Kuhler Funeral Home.

Visit www.kuhlerfunerahome.com.

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Sister Shawn Carruth

Sister Shawn Carruth, Prioress of Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Crookston died unexpectedly March 26, 2020. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held August 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount St. Benedict Monastery chapel, Crookston, Minnesota.

Attendance will be limited to her family, designated clergy, and the Sisters of Mount St. Benedict Monastery due to COVID-19.

A video of the Mass will be available at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s website, www.crookstoncathedral.com

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28
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William “Bill” Regan

William “Bill” Regan, 73, passed away May 21, 2020, after battling cancer.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Following the funeral, friends and family will gather at the DeGraff Activity Center.

Bill was born October 5, 1946 to Donald and Margaret Regan in Willmar, Minnesota. After graduating from Benson High School in 1964, Bill joined the National Guard. As a soldier, Bill was privileged to make several trips to Norway and to Japan. After 30 years of service, Bill retired as a First Sergeant.

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Wallace “Butch” M. Gilbertson

Wallace “Butch” M. Gilbertson, 76, of Hawick, Minnesota died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

A gathering of friends and family was from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home in New London.  Social distancing and masks were  required.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.

    
Wallace Michael Gilbertson was born May 21, 1944, in Vancouver, Washington, the son of Wallace and Ruth (O’Conner) Gilbertson.  He grew up in Benson, where he was baptized and confirmed at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.  While Butch was in high school, he moved to New Ulm, where he graduated from New Ulm High School with the Class of 1962. 

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Steve Olson

Steve Olson, loving father, passed away July 7, 2020.  Steve was born in Benson November 15, 1950.  He graduated from Benson High School and Willmar Technical School for welding after which time Steve worked for the railroad while living in St. Cloud and later St. Francis.

Steve retired from the railroad after 29 years. Steve loved to hunt and fish.  After retirement, he enjoyed spending time in the Brainerd, Benson, and  Scottsdale, Arizona areas and helping out on the Mikkelson farm during the summer. 

He was preceded in death by his father Sidney, mother Ione, and brother Baby Olson. 

He is survived by his daughters: Sheila Gaber and Sara Olson and grandson Cody Olson; sisters: Judy Teske (Thomas), Diane Jensen; brothers: Neil Olson (Carol), Duane Olson (Cindy); sisters: Shirley Olson (DuWayne), Adele Schmit (Tom); and many nieces and nephews. 

Celebration of Life TBA.

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Darwin A. Bridgland

Darwin A. Bridgland, 99, of Benson died on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

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Lois J. Fennell

Lois A. Fennell, 84, of Danvers, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be held at Church of the Visitation in Danvers on Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

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Allan Bjorklund

Allan Bjorklund, age 81 of rural Lake Lillian died Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Cloud Hospital.

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