DEATH NOTICES

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Delmar ‘Del’ Voorhees

Delmar “Del” Voorhees, 93, of Appleton, Minnesota passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, in the Appleton Area Health-Care Center.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Vicar Sara Larson officiated.  Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

Delmar Ernest Voorhees was born December 5, 1927, to Henry and Ethel (Huston) Voorhees on the family farm in Swenoda Township, Swift County, Minnesota.  He grew up on the family farm and attended country school, District 34, through the 8th grade.  

During WWII, Del and his brother Jerry stayed home to take care of the farm.  Del married Joan Struxness March 9, 1950.  This union was blessed with over 64 years together and five children: Mark, Cheryl, Ritchie, Mary Jo, and Bradley.

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Donald W. Thompson

Donald Wayne Thompson, 89, of Willmar, Minnesota died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center.

His funeral service was at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 4 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation was one hour prior to his service. Burial was in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar.

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01
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Keith V. Poverud

Keith Vernon Poverud, 64, died August 27, 2021 in Stacy, Minnesota at the home of his best friend (John Rene & his wife, Tammy).  Sisters, Carol & Kathy were Keith’s caretakers under Hospice care.

There was a graveside memorial service at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Holloway, Minnesota Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch that followed in Holloway.  

Keith was born May 18, 1957 in Morris, Minnesoto to Vernon & Janice (Reuss) Poverud.  Keith attended elementary school in Danvers, Minnesota through the 5th grade, then they moved to Sauk Centre, Minnesota where he graduated in 1975.  Keith graduated from Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND in 1980.  Keith’s most precious memories were from this time and he has shared many stories from his “glory days” of playing football and wrestling for the “Jimmies”.  He went to Nationals in wrestling.  He made lifelong friends that remained as close to him as family.

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Megan R. Graham

Megan Rose Graham, 40, of Faribault, Minnesota died  Sunday, August 29, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive in Faribault. A Memorial visitation was  held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory,  Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church Friday for one hour prior to services.

Megan Rose Pothen, the daughter of Joseph and Sandra (Petersen) Pothen was born November 20, 1980 in Willmar, Minnesota.  She attended Benson High School and graduated with the class of 1999.  Following high school, she attended St. Cloud State University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications and Marketing in 2003.  

Megan worked at different companies over the years from retail to real estate.  For the past eight years she worked at SAGE Glass as the Senior Human Resource Generalist.  

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Beatrice Simonson

Beatrice Simonson, 82, of Buffalo, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) died Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.  

Visitation was held 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Pastor Zane Anderson officiated.  Burial was in Lake Hazel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Benson.

Beatrice June Simonson was born July 11, 1939, in Starbuck, Minnesota to Oliver and Jennie (Hulberg) Pederson.  She was baptized and confirmed at East Zion Lutheran Church.  She attended first grade at country school, second through 10th grades in Starbuck Public Schools.  Her family moved to Benson, where Beatrice graduated from Benson High School in 1957.

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Floyd Guyott

Floyd Guyott of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota passed away August 25, 2021.

There will be a visitation at Billman-Hunt Funeral Home, 2701 Central Ave NE,  Minneapolis, Minnesota,  Thursday,  Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held Sept 4 at 11:30 a.m. with a visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo in Oakes, ND.  Interment will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.

Floyd was born April 20, 1928 to Arthur and Florence (Carlson) Guyott in Oakes, ND.  

He went to Country School in a one room schoolhouse for eight  years.  He spent many years farming, welding, as a small-town cop, and being a self-employed Handy Man.  He loved riding horse, dancing, playing cards, and being around family and friends.

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Helen Mae Olson

Helen Mae Olson, 92, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday, August 27, 2021, at the Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the Lake Hazel Cemetery.

Helen Mae Olson was born April 5, 1929, at home, in Pope County, Minnesota, the daughter of Emil and Ingeborg (Nelson) Aslakson.  She was baptized April 28, 1929, at West Zion Lutheran Church and was also later confirmed there.  Helen was raised on the home farm in Pope County, near the Midway Store.  

December 17, 1949, Helen was united in marriage to Elmer Oliver Olson, by Rev. Palmer at the West Zion Parsonage.  This union was blessed with nearly 52 years together and three sons: Michael, Stanley, and Leslie.

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Carol Jensen

Carol Jensen, 78, of Benson, died Monday, August 23, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation will be held  Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30, and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson and will continue Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  

Carol Jensen was born December 27, 1942, in Holloway, Minnesota, the daughter of  Howard Louis John and Blanche Marie (Kashmark) Bahl. She was baptized November 9, 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holloway and later confirmed there July 6, 1952. She grew up in rural Holloway and in Swift Falls. She attended country school near Holloway, St. Francis Catholic School and then graduated from Benson Senior High School.

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25
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Inga Long

Inga Long, 93, of Benson, died Friday evening, August 20, 2021, at Scandi Haven Village in Benson.

Visitation was held Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Inga's family welcomes her friends to join them for a graveside service that will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (today), at the Benson City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and per Inga’s request, memorials are preferred to the donor’s local hospice.

Inga Marie Long was born April 24, 1928 in Aurora, Minnesota, the daughter of Joe and Paula Hribar   Zelezikar. She grew up in Aurora. She was baptized by Pastor John Longley in Aurora.  She attended school in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School. Inga earned her Bachelor’s degree in education and began her teaching career in Kimball, Minnesota.

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Ruth G. Anderson

Ruth Genevieve Anderson, 89, died August 22, 2021 at the Minneota Manor, Minneota, Minnesota.

The funeral service for Ruth Anderson of Minneota,  (formerly of Benson) will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2021, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Interment will follow the service at the Swift Falls Lutheran Cemetery.

Ruth Genevieve Anderson was born May 23, 1932, in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, MN, the daughter of Edward and Olga Lagred. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed later into the Christian faith at Chippewa Lutheran Church in Terrace. Ruth grew up near Swift Falls, and attended school at District 79 east of Swift Falls, and later attended Benson Public School to the eighth grade.

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