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Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth

Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth

Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth
September 18, 1925 –December 16, 2016
Funeral Notice
 
 
Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth, age 91, of rural Benson, died on Friday, December 12, 2016 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.   www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Elvina Brackenbury

Elvina Brackenbury

Elvina Brackenbury
February 21, 1918 • December 11, 2016
 
Elvina Ilene Brackenbury, 98 of Sunburg, Minnesota died   Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Mariam Manor in Sunburg.  

Her funeral was held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Monson Lake Lutheran Church in rural Sunburg.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m.  Wednesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and continued one hour prior to the service at the church  Thursday.

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Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler, 76, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at the  St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. with a visitation at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Waite Park, Minnesota.

Ralph will be laid to rest with his wife at the columbarium at the service.  

Ralph was born October 9, 1940 in Lidgerwood, ND to Harry and Ruth Kugler. He later moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, until attending and graduating from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Ralph taught 5th grade students in Benson for 30 years.  In 1988, he re-connected with his college sweetheart, Sharon, married her and moved to Princeton.  He and Sharon retired to Waite Park where they resided until her death in 2009.  Ralph lived out his remaining years in Benson, the town he loved.

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Emily Rohloff

Emily Rohloff

Emily Rohloff, age 44, of Aberdeen, SD, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Madison.  Arrangements are with Weiland Funeral Chapel of Madison, SD.  Online condolences can be sent at www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.    

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06
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Enoch Gordon Lee

Enoch Gordon Lee
October 2, 1926 • November 27, 2016

Enoch Gordon Lee, 90, of Bothell, WA, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home under hospice care.

Enoch was born October 2, 1926 in Swift County, Minnesota to Otto H. and Mathilda (Fugelseng) Lee.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Indian Valley, Idaho.

Enoch is survived by two sons: Steven (Cathy) Lee and Terry Lee of WA, also a nephew, Ronald L. (Alta) Larson of Benson; step-children, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Enoch was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Geraldine, his second wife, Norma and a son, Michael Lee; sisters: Pauline Lee, Mabel Larson, Irene Lee, Bertha Bainbridge and brothers: Roy Lee, Chester A. Lee, Luther Lee and Darrell Lee and a niece, Myrtle Holzheimer of Benson.
 

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FRED JOHN BARTH

FRED JOHN BARTH
MARCH 30, 1946 – DECEMBER 3, 2016
FUNERAL NOTICE
 

Fred John Barth, age 70, of Danvers, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Swift County Benson Health Services.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Church of the Visitation in Danvers. Burial will be in Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery.

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Ronald Joseph Fernholz

Ronald Joseph Fernholz

Ronald Joseph Fernholz
October 6, 1948 • December 1, 2016

Ronald Joseph Fernholz, 68, of Hackensack (formerly of DeGraff) died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Visitation will continue from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (today) at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff. Burial will be in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery in DeGraff.

Ronald J. Fernholz was born  October 6, 1948 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Christian and Marcella (Platt) Fernholz. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff. He grew up on the family farm southwest of DeGraff, and attended country school in district number 28. He went on to attend school in Benson.

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29
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Donald Svor

Donald Svor
October 19, 1943 • November 26, 2016

Don Svor of Grasston, formerly of Benson and Hopkins, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the North Memorial Hospital at the age of 73.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 2 at 12 noon with Pastor Joel Preston officiating. Family and friends gathered one hour prior to the service at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.

Donald Ellsworth Svor was born  October 19, 1943 to Oswald and Eldred (Wallin) Svor in Swift County, Minnesota.  For 34 years, he worked at Oak Ridge Country Club as the assistant superintendent.  His passion in life was the outdoors and deer hunting.

Don is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda Svor of Grasston; children: Chad Svor of Grasston, Chris (Kathy) Svor of Hopkins, Brian (Elizabeth) Svor of Bemidji;  grandchildren: Nathan, Alex and Blake Svor; great-grandson: Bentley; brother David (Valora) Svor of Atwater; many nieces and nephews.

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Mary Lou Terwilliger

Mary Lou Terwillige

Mary Lou Terwilliger
April 12, 1939 • November 17, 2016

Mary Lou (Abner) Terwilliger, 77, of Eden Prairie (formerly of Edina) peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven  Thursday, November 17, 2016 on a beautiful fall morning right after hearing the scripture;  “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it”, her loving family surrounded her.  

There will be a visitation  Monday night at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Mary Lou’s life and faith will be celebrated at the Colonial Church of Edina,  Tuesday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m.   Family will greet guests one hour prior.  A luncheon reception will follow at the church.  

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Roger D. Gilsrud

Roger D. Gilsrud

Roger D. Gilsrud
November 2, 1937 – November 11, 2016
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Benson, Minnesota- Roger D. Gilsrud, 79, died on Friday evening, November 11, 2016 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, prior to the funeral on Friday. Interment will follow the service at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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