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Joseph Birhanzel

Joseph Birhanzel

March 5, 1909 - Aug. 8, 2008

BENSON -- Joseph Birhanzel, 99, of Benson, died Friday at the Golden Living Center in Franklin.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf. Burial will be the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

He was born March 5, 1909, in rural Clontarf to Charles and Mary Birhanzel. He grew up in Swift County and attended school through the eighth grade.

He worked as a farmhand. He retired in Benson and had lived at Meadow Lane Health Care Center before moving to Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his siblings.