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Wallace Bangsund Dec.16, 1942 - Jan. 16, 2009

BENSON -- Wallace "Wally" Bangsund, 66, of Custer, S.D., formerly of rural Benson, died Friday at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Benson with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Benson to Orvin and Ruth (Johnson) Bangsund. He grew up in Cashel Township, Swift County, went to country school and graduated from Benson High School in 1961.

He married Marion Sylte on Dec. 28, 1963. He farmed until 2000 on the home farm in Cashel Township. After retiring, they moved to Custer, S.D.

He is survived by his wife; three children: Renee (and Gary) Jensen of Benson, Keith (and Denise) Bangsund of Montevideo and Rachelle (and Jeff) Johnson of Custer, S.D.; seven grandchildren and one brother: LuVerne (and Mona) Bangsund of Benson.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.