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William P. Walsh Oct. 8, 1924 - Aug. 10, 2008 BENSON -- William Patrick "Bill" Walsh, 83, of Benson, died Sunday at Golden Living Care Center in Benson. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, with a parish prayer service at 4:30 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. He was born Oct. 8, 1924, in rural Murdock to Francis and Julia (Longman) Walsh.
Alice Jacobson May 10, 1909 - Aug. 11, 2008 STARBUCK -- Alice Jacobson, 99, of Starbuck died Monday at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by Starbuck Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to Fron Lutheran Church. She was born May 10, 1909, in LeRoy Township, Bremer County, Iowa, to August and Mary (Tegtmeier) Geffert.
Vernon W. Constant Oct. 9, 1918 - Aug. 13, 2008 LITCHFIELD -- Vernon Walter Constant, 89, of Litchfield, died Wednesday at Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Augustana Memorial Chapel in Litchfield. Burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Arrangements are by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home of Litchfield. Memorials are preferred to the Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge No. 89 and the Meeker County Historical Society. He was born Oct.
Vernon W. Constant, 89, of Litchfield. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Augustana Memorial Chapel, Litchfield. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. Lillian I. Douglas, 93, of Benson. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson. Evelyn Forbord, 87, of Benson. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson. Helen Geer, 73, of New London. Service 2 p.m. Sunday, Peace Lutheran Church, New London. Johnson Funeral Home, New London. Alice Jacobson, 99, of Starbuck. Service 11 a.m.
Judith M. Anderson, 66, of Garrison, formerly of Glenwood. Service 2 p.m. today, Glenwood Lutheran Church. Hoplin Funeral Home, Glenwood. Joseph Birhanzel, 99, of Franklin, formerly of Benson. Service 10 a.m. today, St. Malachy Catholic Church, Clontarf. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson. Helen V. Breitkreutz, 78, of Olivia. Service 10:30 a.m. today, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Olivia. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Olivia. Dorothy Mae Clobes, 87, of Mesa, Ariz. Service Wednesday, St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Mesa. Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa. Lillian Douglas, 93, of Benson.
Donald H. Smith Feb. 17, 1923 - Aug. 10, 2008 MORRIS -- Donald Herbert Smith, 85, of Morris, died Sunday at the Barrett Care Center in Barrett. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Rendsville Township, Stevens County, to Henry and Emily (Peterson) Smith.
Ruth E. Olson Sept 13, 1928 - Aug. 10, 2008 MONTEVIDEO -- Ruth Elaine Olson, 79, of Milan died Sunday at Rosewood care facility in Montevideo. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Big Bend Lutheran Church in rural Milan. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be this afternoon and evening, with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:45 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo. She was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Storden to Clifford and Mary (Mattison) Gustad. She moved with her family to rural Milan and graduated from Appleton High School in 1947.
Ruby I. Pehan May 3, 1913 - Aug. 9, 2008 GLENWOOD -- Ruby Irene Pehan, 95, of Glenwood, died Saturday at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Glenwood. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. She was born May 3, 1913, in Glenwood to James William and Veronica (Schubert) Reed.
Robert A. Westvig April 10, 1941 - Aug. 9, 2008 PAYNESVILLE -- Robert Allen Westvig, 67, of Paynesville, died Saturday at St. Cloud Hospital. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Paynesville Evangelical Free Church in rural Paynesville. Burial will be at the Paynesville Cemetery with military honors by Paynesville American Legion Post 271. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. He was born April 10, 1941, in Aitkin to Sigvald and Lois (McFarland) Westvig.
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.