Funeral service listing published Jan. 4, 2023

Area funerals scheduled through Jan. 10, 2023

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Lynn Ascheman, 63, of Blomkest, died Jan. 1. Service 11 a.m. Jan 7 at Svea Lutheran Church. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Margaret Ashburn, 85, of Paynesville, formerly of DeGraff and Benson, died Dec. 18. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson.

Sharon Avelsgard, 84, of Appleton, died Dec. 26. Service 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton. Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel.

Steve Bissett, 71, of Becker, formerly of Willmar, died Dec. 8. Service 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Becker.

Cheryl Cooper, 66, of St. Cloud, formerly of Willmar, died Dec. 18. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 6 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, Brooklyn Center.


Tammy Esse, 63, of Willmar, died Dec. 23. Service 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

Bruce Nielsen, 73, of rural Atwater, died Dec. 27. Service 1 p.m. Jan. 3 at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

Henry Schumann, 88, of Belgrade, died Dec. 29. Service 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Grace Lutheran Church, Belgrade. Johnson Funeral Home, Belgrade.

RECENT Obituaries:
Recent obituaries published in the West Central Tribune:
Donna Mae Thompson, nee Dahlgren, age 90, of Benson, MN, died on February 2, 2023, at Scandi Haven Village in Benson. Donna was preceded in death by her husband John in 2011. She is survived by her six children, Stephen (Noreen), Jeanne Martz, Mary Smith (Steve), Ruth (Lynn), James (Tammy), and foster son Scott, 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 3 half siblings, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at a later date. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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