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Elaine H. Becker

Elaine H. Becker
November 15, 1927 • May 18, 2019

Elaine Hope (Nelson) Becker entered Heaven to be with her Lord,  May 18, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

Her Celebration of Life was held at 11:00 a.m. May 25, 2019 at the Community Country Church in Holdingford, Minnesota. Reviewal was at the church one hour before the service, and visitation, with lunch, followed the service. Burial was in the City Cemetery in Benson.

Elaine Becker was born on a farm in Rolling Forks Township, during a historic snowstorm November 15, 1927, to Henry and Esther (Carlson) Nelson. She attended country school at Dist. #38.

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Fred Wrobleski

Fredrick Michael “Fred” Wrobleski, 80, of Cannon Falls, Minnesota died Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at The View.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 9-11 a.m., at First English Lutheran Church, 511 W. Belle St., Cannon Falls. Interment followed at the Cannon Falls Cemetery.

Fred was born February 20, 1939 in Appleton, Minnesota, one of 15 children to Robert and MaryAnn (Eidenschink) Wrobleski. He farmed in the Clarkfield and Boyd areas before moving to Cannon Falls, where he farmed for George Conzemius. After 30 years of farming, he went to work at Cannon Equipment for 16 years. Throughout his life, his greatest enjoyment was working on cars.

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Donald A. Wilts

Donald A. Wilts
October 16, 1933 • May 16, 2019

Donald Anthony Wilts, 85, Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  

Donald Anthony Wilts was born October 16, 1933 in Murdock, Minnesota, the son of Anthony Frederick and Ethel Louise (Lundberg) Wilts.  He was baptized August 5, 1934 at Clara City Reformed Church by Rev. Wildryer and was confirmed July 18, 1948 at Drywood Lutheran Church by Rev. William F. Peterson.  Don grew up in rural Appleton-Hegbert Township, Swift County, Minnesota and graduated from Appleton High School.  

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John J. “Jim” O’Connor

John J. “Jim” O’Connor
November 7, 1931 • May 14, 2019
 
John James “Jim” O’Connor, 87, of Benson, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in St. Cloud.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 17, 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, May 18, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery. 

John James “Jim” O’Connor was born November 7, 1931, in Benson, the son of John and Ethel (McQuaid) O’Connor. He grew up and attended grade school in Benson. He graduated from Benson Senior High School.  He served in the United States Army from May 28, 1953 to May 27, 1955.

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Robert Petersen

Robert Petersen
May 22, 1925 • April 30, 2019

Robert Petersen, 93, of Glenwood, Minnesota died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Glenwood Retirement Village.

Robert was born May 22, 1925 in Montevideo, the son of Ludvig and Margarethe Petersen. He was baptized at home. The family later moved to Benson where Robert grew up and attended school. He later served his country during WWII in the United States Navy where he earned his GED while in the service. After his service, he attended trade school and then became a machinist.

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JoAnn Fennell

JoAnn Fennell

“JoAnn” Josephine Ann Fennell, 90, of Benson, Minnesota, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Berwick, ME.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 
 

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Kenneth Wrobleski

Kenneth R. Wrobleski
August 22, 1954 • May 13, 2019

Kenneth R. Wrobleski, “Kenny Ray”, 64, of Benson, Minnesota died  Monday evening, May 13, 2019, at his home near Benson. Visitation was held Friday May 17, 2019 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Private interment was held at the Benson City Cemetery.

Kenneth Raymond “Kenny Ray” Wrobleski, 64, was born August 22, 1954, in Benson, Minnesota the son of Frank and Loretta (Kedrowski). He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson Senior High School. He worked for Roger Olson Construction, Lor-al, CNH, and Hancock Concrete.  

February 7, 1997, Kenny was united in marriage to Linda Kay (Prekker Mathis) in Milbank, South Dakota.  They were blessed with 22 years of marriage. Kenny enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and playing softball. He loved old cars and his 1966 Chevy panel was his “Baby”.

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Mary Katherine Matthews

Mary K. Matthews
August 15, 1928 • May 11, 2019

Mary K. Matthews, 90, of Willmar, Minnesota passed away peacefully at her home May 11, 2019.

There was a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minnesota, Monday, May 20, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Private internment was at the Sacred Heart cemetery in Murdock.   In lieu of flowers, memorials were preferred to the American Cancer Society, Willmar hospice, or donor’s choice.

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Abner M. Jacobson

Abner M. Jacobson
June 14, 1925 • May 7, 2019

Abner Melborne Jacobson, 93, of Benson, Minnesota passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Homestead North in Benson, Minnesota under Rice Hospice Care and the caring staff at Homestead North.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18 with a visitation two hours prior to the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 800 10th Street South, Benson. A reception will follow.  Interment will be at Rolling Forks Cemetery.

Abner was born June 14, 1925 in Rolling Forks Township, Pope County, the son of Peter and Nanna Jacobson.  He was Baptized July 12, 1925 at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church by Rev. GG Betto and Confirmed June 25, 1939 at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terrace by Rev. GG Betto.  

He attended school in District 14, Rolling Forks Township and briefly at the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, Minnesota.

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Irene Gertrude McGeary

Irene G. McGeary
August 3, 1924 • May 5, 2019

Irene G. McGeary, 94, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Danvers) died  Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, at the Scandi Haven Village in Benson. Visitation was held  Friday, May 10 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary, and continued for one hour prior to the service at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers, Saturday.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers. Interment followed the service in the Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery.  

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