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DuWaye Forbord

DuWayne Allen Forbord

DUWAYNE A. FORBORD
June 13, 1951 • March 24, 2019

DuWayne A. Forbord, 67, of Rochester, Minnesota died peacefully March 24, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church with Pastor Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation took place from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Inurnment was at Oakwood East Cemetery.

DuWayne Allen Forbord was born June 13, 1951 to Olaf and Esther (Stroebel) Forbord in Benson. He graduated from Benson High School in 1969. In 1973 he graduated from the University of MN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Gwen Thayer

Gwen Thayer

GWEN THAYER
May 3, 1984 • March 23, 2019

Gwen Elizabeth Thayer, 34, of Kerkhoven, Minnesota passed into the loving arms of Jesus, March 23, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with three different cancers over the past 29 years.  

Her funeral service was 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at Living Hope-Evangelical Free Church in Willmar.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Kerkhoven.  Visitation was from 5-8:00 p.m.  Friday at Living Hope-Evangelical Free Church in Willmar and continued one hour prior to the service at the church  Saturday.   

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Viola ‘Vi’ Mae Grothe

Viola “Vi” Mae Grothe

VIOLA "VI" MAE GROTHE
May 11, 1928 • March 23, 2019
 
Viola “Vi” Mae Grothe, 90, of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.  Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment was in the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.  

Viola “Vi” Mae Grothe was born May 11, 1928, in Langhei Township, Pope County, Minnesota, the daughter of Walter Valentine and Mabel Christine (Roberts) Jossart.  She was baptized June 1, 1928 by Rev. Melvin Andrews at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and confirmed in 1943 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She grew up and attended school in the Benson area.

September 2, 1973, Vi was united in marriage to Walter Henry August Grothe at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson by Rev. Victor Quello.  This union was blessed with 25 years of marriage.

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Marlene Ann Skold

Marlene Ann Skold

MARLENE ANN SKOLD
November 12, 1932 • March 22, 2019

Marlene Ann Skold, 86, of Willmar, Minnesota (formerly of Benson)  died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.  Visitation was from 1-2 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials were preferred to the B.A.C.K. pack Program (Benson Area Cares for Kids) P.O. Box 141 Benson, MN 56215.

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Elenore Ramona Larson

Elenore Ramona Larson

ELENORE RAMONA LARSON
July 18, 1929 • March 18, 2019
  
Elenore Ramona Larson, 89, of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria.  Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials were preferred to the Hospice Program at Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria or the Hospice Program in Benson.

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Sherman Edmonds

Sherman D. Edmonds

SHERMAN D. EDMONDS
April 6, 1946 • February 3, 2019

Sherman D. Edmonds, 72, of Hancock, Minnesota passed away Feb 3, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

His memorial service will be held March 30, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Steven's County Senior Center, 603 Oregan Ave. in Morris, Minnesota.

Sherman was born in Wisconsin, April 6, 1946, the son of Karl and Margaret Edmonds. He married Diane Razink, December 13, 1969. They were blessed with 49 plus years of marriage.

Sherman spent most of his working life in semi-trucks driving over the road. When not on the road in the truck, they were out on the road on motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; three children: Mary Lynn Norton of Wisconsin, Karl Edmonds of Hancock, Ann (Matt) Rechtzigel of Green Isle; seven grandchildren; brother, Norman (Irma) Edmonds of Florida; sister, Margie Ringer of Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews and friends.

May you rest in peace my love.

 

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James D. Sandstrom

James Darrell Sandstrom

JAMES D. SANDSTROM
June 1, 1941 • March 11, 2019
 
James Darrell Sandstrom, 77, of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital.  Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (today), at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be held at a later date in the Benson City Cemetery.  

James Darrell Sandstrom was born June 1, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Willard Reginald and Margaret Marie (DuVall) Sandstrom.  He was baptized July 14, 1944 by Rev. J. Swedberg and confirmed December 12, 1954 by Rev. Robert Olson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. He grew up on the farm in Benson Township and graduated from the Benson School system and the Chicago Vocation School for Welding in Minneapolis.

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Delaine Ann Lene

 Delaine Ann Lene

DELAINE ANN LENE
December 30, 1933 • March 4, 2019

Delaine Lene, 85, of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2019, at Our Redeemer’s.  Interment was in the Church Cemetery.  

Delaine Ann Lene was born December 30, 1933 in Gilchrist Township, the daughter of Peder Johan and Dena Marie (Amundson) Pederson.  She was baptized January 14, 1934 by Rev. G.G. Beito in rural Sedan.   Delaine was confirmed June 20, 1948 by Rev. J. Magnus Rohne at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church in rural Pope County. She grew up in the Sedan/Glenwood area and graduated Country School #34 and Glenwood High School.  

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Duane Nemmers

Duane Edward Nemmers

DUANE NEMMERS
November 16, 1934 • February 21, 2019

Duane Edward Nemmers, 84, of Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Benson.  Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment was in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  

Duane Edward Nemmers was born November 16, 1934 to Leonard and Emma (Behr) Nemmers in Fulda, Minnesota. He attended St. Gabriel Convent School and graduated from Fulda High School in 1952. Shortly afterward, Duane joined the Navy and served for three years during the Korean War. Upon his return, he attended Minnesota State University-Mankato and earned a teaching degree in Industrial Arts.

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Ruthie Stadsvold

Ruthie Stadsvold

RUTHIE STADSVOLD
January 26, 1934 • February 18, 2019

Ruthie Stadsvold, 85 of Plymouth, Minnesota passed away at home February 18, 2019.  

Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25 with visitation 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. (at Vicksburg Lane).  Interment was in the  Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.

Ruthie was born in Glenwood, Minnesota to Chester and Sophie Carter, January 26, 1934. Ruthie enjoyed going to the lake, baseball, football, golf, and spending time with her family.  

She was preceded in death by Don, her husband of 59 years; brothers and sister, Bud, Paul, Calvin, Bill, Dorothy, Lloyd, John and Marvin.  

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