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06
Jun
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Craig & Keith Johnson Open House

Craig Johnson
Keith Johnson

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Craig and Keith Johnson
Memorial Open House Gathering

An open house in memory of brothers, Keith and Craig Johnson, will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Benson Golf Club. Keith passed away January 26, 2018 and his brother Craig passed away May 23, 2018.

The memorial gathering will be hosted by their families.

 

Wed
06
Jun
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Mervin "Merv" Swanson

Mervin Swanson

Mervin “Merv” Swanson
April 22, 1921 • May 31, 2018

Mervin Swanson, 97, of North Branch, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) passed away Thursday, May 31 at his home.
Funeral services were held at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Sat., June 9 at 1 p.m. Visitation was one hour before the service.  A private burial service will be at a later date.

 Merv was born April 22, 1921 to Gust and Martha Swanson at their home in rural Swift County. He was baptized, confirmed, and had religious training.  Merv graduated from Benson High School in 1939. When he was 21 years old, as World War II was starting, he was drafted into the Army.

Tue
29
May
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Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle

Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle

JEFFREY DOUGLAS VANWINKLE
December 17, 1949 - December 2, 2017

Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle, 68, of Hugo, Minnesota passed away December 2, 2017 at the Fort Snelling Hospital in Minneapolis due to complications with agent orange.

A  memorial service will be held Monday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Snelling Vietnam Veteran’s Wall, Assembly Area 2 in Minneapolis.

Jeff was born December 17, 1949 in Winona to John and Lorraine VanWinkle. Jeff served his country during the Vietnam War as a medic.  Jeff was employed at TSI in Shoreview as a mechanic.

Jeffrey enjoyed camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed taking care of his three rescue dogs, Millie, Herschey and Scooter.

Jeffrey is survived by his son, Jesse of Hugo (his longtime caretaker); daughter: Ashley VanWinkle Borden of Evansville, WY; sister Doris of White Bear Lake; grandchildren: Payton, Collin, Brailey and Jace; other relatives and friends.  

Tue
29
May
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Frances. H. Holtan

Frances H. Holtan

FRANCES H. HOLTAN
July 19, 1926 - May 26, 2018

Frances H. Holtan, 91, of DeGraff, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 in the Clara City Care Center. Visitation was held 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff.

Frances Helen Holtan was born July 19, 1926, in DeGraff, the daughter of James and Margaret (Goggin) Dean. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.  She grew up and attended grade school in DeGraff and graduated from Benson Senior High School.

Tue
29
May
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Elroy T. Flaten

Elroy T. Flaten

ELROY T. FLATEN
May 27, 2018

Elroy T. Flaten, 87, of St Louis Park, Minnesota passed away peacefully May 27, 2018.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  Thurs, May 31, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 S 4th St, Anoka, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery in Benson.  
Elroy was retired after 41 years with John Deere in Minneapolis and Bloomington.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer & Tillie Flaten; sister, Alvera (Kenneth) Haugen; brothers-in-law, Al Mortenson and Wally Schroeder.  

Elroy is survived by his children, Jeffrey Flaten and Jan (Jeff) Hislop; grandchildren, Nisse, Garrett, Mitch (Stephanie), Janna, Ross (Jenna), Andrea, and Grant; sisters, Clarice Schroeder and Harriet Mortenson; other family and friends.  

Wed
23
May
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Helen O. Corle

Helen Olive (Souther) Corle

Helen Olive Corle
August 7, 1920 - May 16, 2018

Helen Olive (Souther) Corle, 97, of Willmar, died Wednesday, May 16 at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 25 at the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to her service. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.    www.hafh.org
 

Wed
23
May
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John "Jack" Burns

John ‘Jack’ Burns

John ‘Jack’ Burns
January 14, 1947 • May 19, 2018

A memorial service was held for John “Jack” Burns, 71, of Wadena, Minnesota, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating.  The urn bearers were John Burns, Justin Burns, Andrew Kine and Madden Burns.   Military Honors were provided by the Elmer Goche Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3992 of Wadena.  Jack was laid to rest at Six Mile Grove Cemetery, Benson.

John “Jack” Ronald Burns was born January 14, 1947 in International Falls, Minnesota. He was raised by his mother, Elsie (Christopherson) Klein.  Jack attended school in International Falls and then moved to Benson where he preferred to go fishing rather than attend class.  

March 16, 1968, Jack was united in marriage with Sharon Ann Weigel at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Their marriage was blessed with four children.  

Wed
23
May
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Dean Delroy Evenson

Dean Delroy Evenson

Dean Delroy Evenson
June 17, 1936 • May 18, 2018

Dean Evenson, 81, of rural Benson, Minnesota died Friday evening at Gabriel House in Murdock.  Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 (today) at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 24  at the church.  Pastor Zane Anderson will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  

Mon
21
May
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Marjorie Ann Cannon

MARJORIE ANN CANNON

MARJORIE ANN CANNON
April 28, 1933 - May 18, 2018

Marjorie Ann Cannon, 85, Benson, MN, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the church.  Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Wed
16
May
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Lawrence O'Malley

Lawrence “Larry” O’Malley

LAWRENCE  O'MALLEY
July 12, 1939 • May 14, 2018

Lawrence “Larry” O’Malley of St. Cloud, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.  Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment was in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

Lawrence Joseph O’Malley, 79, was born in Benson, July 12, 1939, the son of Joseph and Delvina Matthews O’Malley. He grew up and attended school in Benson. Larry was a Vietnam War Veteran who served his country proudly and honorably in the United States Army. He achieved the rank of Sergeant. During the Vietnam War, Larry was assigned to Company-D, 169th, Engineer Battalion 20th Engineer Brigade, and was stationed near Long Binh, Vietnam.

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