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Roy E. Benham May 27, 1914 - Sept. 6, 2008

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BENSON -- Roy Evrend Benham, 94, of Benson died Saturday at Swift County-Benson Hospital.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery.

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Visitation is for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born May 27, 1914, in Montevideo to Herbert and Anna Mae Mitchell Benham. He grew up in the Montevideo area and attended grade school there. At the age of 15, the family moved to a farm north of Danvers. He farmed there until 1969 when he was disabled in a farm accident.

He is survived by a brother: Leo (and Lillian) Benham of Morris; and a sister-in-law: Bernice Benham of Benson.

He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters, one in infancy.

SEVEN LAKES, N.C. -- Dr. Jon Roy Standahl, 65, died Friday at his home.

The service will be at 2 p.m. today at West End Presbyterian Church in West End, N.C.

Arrangements are by Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes, N.C.

Memorials are preferred to West End Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13, West End, NC 27376 or to The Salvation Army, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Paschal Standahl; three children, to include a son: Bergin, of Milan; a step-daughter, two siblings; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

LITCHFIELD -- Mildred Lucille Peterson, 91, of Grove City died Friday at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. Interment will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Harvey Township, Meeker County, to Ralph and Esther (Nelson) Larson. She grew up and received her education in Litchfield.

She married Arthur Clarence Peterson on May 12, 1937, in Cosmos. They farmed in the rural Cosmos and Litchfield areas. They later moved to the Grove City area and operated a dairy farm for 59 years.

She moved to Bethany Home two years ago.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the church quilting circle.

She is survived by her children: Gale (and Beverly) Peterson of Grove City and Jannan Dilley, of Grove City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a brother: Glenn (and Theresa) Larson of Chaska.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.

WILLMAR -- Allen Peter Tonsfeldt, 85, of Willmar died Friday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Svea Lutheran Church in Svea. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

He was born March 25, 1923, in La Mars, Iowa, to Hans and Julia (Kohler) Tonsfeldt. He grew up on the family farm in La Mars, Iowa. The family moved to Woodstock and later Pipestone, where they continued to farm. He graduated from Pipestone High School in 1941.

In 1942, he entered the U.S. Navy and was an F6F Hellcat pilot during World War II. He was awarded an air medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He married Luella Herrman in Renville. In 1951, they moved to a farm in the Svea area.

He was a member of Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving on various boards and the church council. He was a 4-H leader and member of the Willmar VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife; children: Pam (and Virgil) Fronk of Silver Lake, Debbie (and Mike) Robinson of Finland, Becky (and Wayne) Whitcomb of Spring Hill, Fla. and Dale (and Debbie) Tonsfeldt of Blomkest; a daughter-in-law: Laurie Tonsfeldt of Svea; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Esther (and Lyle) Ripley of Alexandria and Art Tonsfeldt of Pipestone.

He was preceded in death by a son: Mark in 2006; two brothers; and two sisters.

BURNSVILLE -- Marcus John Walsten of Farmington died Wednesday.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Palmyra Covenant Church in Palmyra Township, rural Hector. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home in Hector.

He was stillborn Wednesday at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, to Lance L. and Melanie A. (Olson) Walsten of Farmington.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents: Trevor and Beverly Walsten of Prior Lake and Mark and Pamela Olson of Bird Island; and four great-grandmothers.

WILLMAR -- Marjorie "Bonnie" A. Mohr, 84, of Atwater died Saturday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Atwater. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Atwater Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are preferred to St. John Lutheran Church or Bethesda Heritage Pet Therapy Program.

She was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Palmyra Township, Renville County, to Henry and Anna C. (Ruden) Thode. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school. She worked on the family farm.

She married Frans Rosenquist in Bird Island and they farmed south of Atwater. She moved to the Grove City area after Frans' death in 1963.

She married Jimmie Theodore Mohr on Nov. 18, 1967, in Atwater. They farmed north of Atwater. Jimmie died in 2005.

She worked at Molenaar Plastics from 1969 until retiring in 2002. She lived at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar the past two years.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater and St. John Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children: Frans (and Deborah) Rosenquist of Atwater and Charlot (and LeRoy) Remmel of Grove City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Evangeline Helin of Willmar, Lois Hedlund of Spicer and Vivian (and Louis) Hedlund of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, two grandsons, a daughter-in-law and a brother.

CLARKFIELD -- Agnes I. Voss, 70, of Clarkfield died Thursday at her home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Tyro Township, Yellow Medicine County. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday at Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield.

She was born May 22, 1938, in Montevideo to William and Carrie Amanda (Tvedt) Anderson. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1956 and from the Willmar School of Practical Nursing in 1957. She worked as an nurse in Montevideo until 1959.

She married Donald James Voss on Aug. 1, 1959, in Chippewa County.

She worked on the family farm and at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dawson.

She lived in Montevideo for several years and moved to Clarkfield in 1999.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women in Mission, Clarkfield Senior Citizens and the Birthday Club of Cousins.

She is survived by her children: Steven (and Julie) Voss of Dawson, Heidi (and Rick) Davis of Bloomington, Mary (and Russ) Malecha of Montgomery, Karen (and Peter) Szymanski of Denver, Colo., and Naomi (and Leah Raatz) Voss of St. Paul; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son: Jeffrey.

MORRIS -- Esther Elizabeth Noordmans, 89, of Morris died Thursday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Evangelical Free Church in Morris. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

Visitation is for one hour prior to the service today at the church. Memorials are preferred to The Gideons International.

She was born Nov. 29, 1919, near Madison, S.D., to Franklin and Caroline (Haufschild) Healy. She grew up in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School. She attended Trinity Bible College in Minneapolis.

She married Sidney Noordmans on Sept. 27, 1947, in Hancock. They farmed near Hancock.

She was a member of Gideon's Auxiliary and the Hancock Evangelical Free Church.

She is survived by her husband; children: Dale (and Betty) Noordmans of Hancock, Phil (and Teri) Noordmans of San Diego, Calif., Rollie (and Rachel) Noordmans of Glenwood, Martha (and Jim) Taylor of Mound and Rhoda (and Larry) Fagerland of Sauk Rapids; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Ellwyn (and Vicky) Healy of Minneapolis and Fremont (and Alice) Healy of Willmar.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

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