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Doris Benson Dec. 7, 1914 - Dec. 9, 2008

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KERKHOVEN -- Doris Luverna Dorothea Signe Benson, 94, of Kerkhoven died Tuesday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church in Kerkhoven. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Lake Covenant Cemetery, rural Murdock.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harvey Anderson Kerkhoven Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Arctander Township, Kandiyohi County to Charley and Hilda (Larson) Carlson. She attended Country School District 86 in Hayes Township, Swift County, and Kerkhoven High School, boarding in various locations during the four years. She also worked as a hired girl. After graduation, she worked for an elderly lady in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. She moved back to Kerkhoven.

She married Harold Benson on Nov. 22, 1947. They farmed the Benson home place in Louriston Township, Chippewa County. She was a member of the ladies' aid at Buffalo Lake Covenant Church and the White Cross group at Kerkhoven Evangelical Free Church.

She is survived by her children: Daniel (and Pat) Benson of Murdock and Dawn Benson of Kerkhoven; two grandsons, and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975 and two brothers.

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