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Larry D. Smith

Larry D. Smith, 76, of Benson, Minnesota died unexpectedly July 13, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A public visitation was held from 11-2 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with a private family service that followed.  Social distancing and a mask were encouraged. Burial with military honors was in the Benson City Cemetery. 

Larry Douglas Smith was born August 17, 1943 in Benson, the son of Leland and Edna (Heschke) Smith.  He grew up in Benson and attended Benson High School.  He enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served his country from 1961 to 1963 and served in the reserves, being deployed to Guatemala during the Gulf War. 

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Delores Leonard

A memorial graveside service for Delores Leonard, 87, of Benson (formerly of Echo and Belview) took place at 1:00 p.m.  Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Echo Cemetery.  Out of respect and caution for elderly family members, attendees were asked to please wear masks and respect social distancing.

Delores died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Scandi Haven Assisted Living Center in Benson, Minnesota. 

Delores Mae (Donner) Leonard was born April 6, 1933, in Belview, to Clarence and Gladys (Harried) Donner.  She grew up in Belview and graduated from Belview High School in 1951. 

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Hazel Virginia (Lindahl) Gandrud

Hazel Virginia Gandrud, 98, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, July 11, at York Gardens Assisted Living in Edina, Minnesota.  

A memorial service for family will be held at the Benson City Cemetery  September 12, 2020.

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Larry D. Smith

Larry D. Smith, 76 of Benson, died unexpectedly July13, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

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Hazel Virginia Gandrud

Hazel Virginia (Lindahl) Gandrud, 98, passed away July 11, 2020.

Full notice to follow.

Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

www.washburn-mcreavy.com

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JoAnn Kurkosky

JoAnn Kurkosky, 65, of Benson, Minn., died Monday, March 16, 2020, at her home.

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Florine Angeline Iverslie

Florine Angeline Iverslie, 86, of New London, Minnesota passed away Monday evening, June 29, 2020 at Prairie Vista at Copperleaf.

A celebration of life service was held at 10:30 a.m.  Tuesday, July 7, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Florine’s life may be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church or Carris Health Rice Hospice. 

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Donald “Don” Clark

Donald “Don” Clark, age 92, of Willmar, formerly of the Murdock area, died Thursday, June 18th at Carris Health Care Center in Willmar.  Visitation will be held Friday, July 17th from 6-8 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  Visitation will resume on Saturday, July 18th from 10-11 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at the church.  Fr.

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Carolyn A. (Nelson) Johnson

 

Carolyn A. (Nelson) Johnson, 92, of Duluth, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at her apartment in Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living.

She was born in Chesterton, IN on April 29, 1928, to Carl and Lillian Nelson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She graduated from Chesterton High School and from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She married Rev. Donald Johnson on May 2, 1959, in Chesterton, IN.  After they married, they lived in Sacred Heart, MN, Duluth, MN and Benson, MN before retiring and moving back to Duluth.

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Oral B. Lansverk

Oral B. Lansverk, 96, of Starbuck, MN, formerly of Benson, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Holly Ridge Manor Assisted Living in Starbuck.

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