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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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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, MN. A light lunch will be served at the Villard Community Center following the service.

Family has requested social distancing and masks. 

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Warren C. Suckow

Memorial Services for Warren C. Suckow will be held at the United Methodist Church in Slayton, Minnesota, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ethanie Schmidt officiating. The organinst will be Janet Voges.  The honorary pallbearers are Warren Hanson, Bryon Gades, Scott Suckow, Jody Suckow, Russel Gades, Kent Gades, Larry Mesenbrink and Walter Halberg.  Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Holloway. 

Warren Suckow was born April 22, 1939 on the family farm near Holloway, Minnesota to Gerhardt and Mildred Mesenbrink Suckow.  He grew up on the farm and graduated from Benson High School in 1957.  Following high school, Warren remained in Holloway.  Warren was  a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard from November 1956 to January 1965. 

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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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Phyllis Ann Blakely

Phyllis Ann (Hanson) Blakely, 54, of Rochester, Minnesota passed away July 20, 2020.

Internment will be at the Swift Falls Cemetery with a graveside service at a later date.

Phyllis was born in Benson, Minnesota.  She graduated high school from The Faribault School for the Blind in 1985.  Phyllis was married and divorced from Phillip Streng and David Blakely.  Phyllis resided at the Vila Haven Group Home in Rochester until her death. 

Phyllis is survived by her sisters, Carol Leaders and Nancy Dresser.  She was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Pearl Hanson and two brothers Dale Hanson and Thomas Hanson.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.  www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

To leave a condolence or special memory please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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Philip H. Syverson

Philip H. Syverson, 87, of Clive, Iowa went to be with his Lord and Savior in the late evening of Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Walnut Ridge Senior Living Community where he resided.

A private family committal service with military rites will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Zion Lutheran Church, 4300 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, with Pastor Tina Rasmussen and Pastor Bev Modlin officiating.

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Ronald James Walter

 

Ronald James Walter, age 74, of Hitchcock, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, Aberdeen SD, with his daughter and son-in-lawTasma “Taz” Paye-Wilke and Patrick Wilke of Murdock, MN, by his side after a strong and courageous battle fighting multiple cancers.

 

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

 

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Paul Mortenson

Paul Mortenson, 89, died peacefully at his home in Benson on Tuesday, Saturday, July 14. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

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JoAnn Sandra Kurkosky

JoAnn Sandra Kurkosky, 65, of Benson, Minn., passed peacefully in her home, Monday, March 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Benson. 

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