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Edward J. Garrity April 8, 1956 - Jan. 23, 2009

BENSON -- Edward James Garrity, 52, of Benson died unexpectedly Friday in Benson.

A private ceremony will be held later.

He was born April 8, 1956, in Minneapolis to Robert and Allie Garrity. He grew up in Bloomington, graduating from Lincoln Senior High. He moved to Benson and worked at Red Ball LLC in the farm equipment division and as a cabinet maker in the Twin Cities.

He is survived by four children: Brian (and Lisa) Garrity of Eagan, Jenny Garrity of Apple Valley, Leah Garrity of Benson and Jared Garrity of Benson; two grandchildren; siblings: Peggy (and Jerry) Korba of Richfield, Mary (and Gerry) Garrity of Columbus, Patrick (and Barb) Garrity of Prior Lake and Thomas Garrity of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona, and his parents.