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Eleanor Beninga March 22, 1927 - July 30, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Eleanor W. Beninga, 82, of Granite Falls, died Thursday at Granite Falls Manor.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born March 22, 1927, in Omro Township, Yellow Medicine County, to Eli and Hattie (Bohn) Walter. She grew up in the Boyd area and, for a short time, lived in Nebraska.

She married H. Alfred Beninga on March 29, 1948. They lived and farmed near Marietta from 1948 to 1989. She worked as a teacher, a nurse and was a homemaker. She moved to Granite Falls in 1990.

She is survived by her children: Faye (and Stephen) Annett of Revillo, S.D., Beth Beninga and Joel (and Diane) Beninga, all of Granite Falls; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special friend: Edmund Leppke of Clarkfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and two brothers.