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Gary Lee Malland

November 29, 1942 • June 10, 2019

Gary Lee Malland, 76, of Watertown, South Dakota, died peacefully June 10, 2019 surrounded by family at Prairie Lakes Hospital from complications due to lung cancer.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus, Minnesota.

The eldest child of Athel and Florence Malland, Gary was born November 29, 1942. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cyrus. He graduated from Cyrus High School in 1960. As a youth, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.

He met the love of his life, Pamela Kay Dunnihoo, and married her June 4, 1982. Together they made a commitment to sobriety that was never broken – a 37-year promise he took great pride in having kept.

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Regina ‘Jean’ Stiel

Regina Stiel, 87, died at her home in San Benito, TX, Saturday, June 15, 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.

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Roger A Norby

Roger A. Norby, 84, of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 at the Brookside Assisted Living in Montevideo, Minnesota.

Visitation was held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Benson.

Interment was in Swenoda Cemetery, Swenoda Township.

Roger Allen Norby was born August 8, 1934 to Herbert and Julia (Holstad) Norby.

He was called from this life June 8, 2019, at Brookside Assisted Living in Montevideo. He attained the age of 84 years and 10 months.

Roger attended Swenoda Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed.

He attended grade school at District #49 and graduated from Benson High School in 1952.

December 17, 1955, Roger was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Dvergsten at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Watson.

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Kirk Ward

Kirk Michael Ward, 65, was born into eternal life January 1, 2019. There will be a private memorial gathering  June 14, 2019.

Kirk Ward was born to Herbert and Marilyn Ward June 14, 1953, in Aurora, Illinois. He joined the Army at age 17. After three years in the service he was employed at General Mills Inc. where he met and married the love of his life Wanda Amundson. This union was blessed with over 40 years of marriage and three children.

Kirk was hired at the Post Office in 1985 until his retirement in late 2012. Kirk was especially proud of his work as a Passport Acceptance Agent. After retirement, he and Wanda bought a home overlooking Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck, Minnesota.

He loved to fish, hunt, travel, and gather with family and friends. Kirk’s award winning website: ”Sportsman’s Paradise” showcased the many trips he took with friends to Canada.

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Palmer L. Slaughter

Palmer LeRoy Slaughter, 88, of Glenwood, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 in the Glenwood Retirement Village Care Center. Visitation was from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Visitation continued from 12:30-1:30 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 1:30 p.m., June 6, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.

Palmer LeRoy Slaughter was born March 25, 1931, in Trimont, Minnesota, the son of Rennie and Emma (Hanson) Slaughter.  Palmer grew up in Rolling Forks Township in Pope County, around the Swift Falls area.  He left home and worked for area farmers at a young age, until he was drafted into the Korean War at the age of 21. 

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Wendell F. Bausman

Wendell Floyd Bausman, 91, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at his home under the care of Hospice.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.  Interment was in the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Benson. 

Wendell Floyd Bausman was born April 5, 1928 in Kasson, Minnesota, the son of Floyd and Edna (Olson) Bausman. He was baptized in Kasson and was confirmed at the Milan Methodist Church October 5, 1941 by Pastor Gustor A. Eckhoff. He grew up in the Milan area and graduated from Milan High School in 1946. He farmed with his father and worked for Larson Gravel after high school.

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Sandra Jean Erenberg

Sandra Jean Erenberg
January 22, 1949 • May 15, 2019

Sandra Jean (Hanson) Erenberg, 70, of Starbuck, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Minnewaska Community Health Services.  Visitation was from 12-1 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 1 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at Zniewski Funeral Home Chapel in Benson.  Interment was in West Bank Lutheran Cemetery in West Bank Township. 

Sandra Jean (Hanson) Erenberg was born January 22, 1949 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Chester Charles and Lavina Ozette (Kvam) Hanson.  She was baptized March of 1949 and confirmed May of 1964 by Rev. Paul Samuelson at West Bank Lutheran Church.  Sandra grew up in the Danvers and Benson area and graduated from Benson High School.  She attended the U of M Minneapolis and graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Education. 

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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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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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