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PAGE 4 Thursday, October 24, 201:3 EnnlnHlnn II inllnrl bO-00uaries Geneva Bennett, 84 Geneva Bennett of St. Cloud, formerly of Paynesville and Eden Valley, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. She was 84. Funeral services wiJl be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Church of God in Eden Valley at 553 Maple Street. Burial will take place in the Eden Lake Cemetery of Eden Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church in Eden Valley. Geneva Bennett was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Raymond, Minn., to Peter and Rica (Van Houten) Sankey. She married Lyndon Ben- nett Aug. 3, 1948, in Willmar. They moved to California in 1954. Four sons were born to this union. They returned to Paynesville in 1979. She moved to St. Cloud in 1998. Geneva is preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1994; sons James in 1979, and Bruce in 1986; sisters Bertha Tazelaar, Cornelia "Connie" Wieberdink, Wilhelmina "Mina" Narragon; two infant sisters; and brothers Joseph, John, Melvin and Wesley Sankey. She is survived by her sons Michael Bennett and Jeff (and Kathleen) Bennett, both of St. Cloud; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and sister Ruth Bryne of Superior, Wis. Donald 'Duck' Swanson, 88 Donald "Duck" Swanson of Watkins died peacefully at his farm near Forest City Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. He was 88. A private family service was held at the Emmanuel Home, and a public memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Ostmark Lutheran Church. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment was in the Lake Ripley Cemetery following the family service. Mili- tary Honors were provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard. Donald T. "Duck" Swanson was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Clara City, Minn. to Albin and Esther (Swan- son) Swanson. Don was a grad- uate in 1942 of Litchfield High School. His favorite classes were math and bookkeeping. He was in the U.S. Army in 1944-1945. He was united in marriage to Donna King Feb. 19, 1949, at Grove City Baptist Church. In 1952, they bought the farm near Forest City. Don was later united in a second marriage to Jackie Wilson July 3, 1970, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Don loved the farm, he loved farm life, - he lived on the Forest City farm for 61 years. Don was a sports enthusiast. In the 1940s and 1950s, he was the first baseman for Darwin's popu- lar fast pitch Horseshoe Caf4 soft- ball team. He later enjoyed golf- ing, bowling, and watched lots of football and baseball. Last sum- mer, he was inducted into the Darwin Baseball Hall of Fame at which time he was the oldest liv, ing player. Don is preceded in death by his parents Albin and Esther Swan- son; sister Irene Swanson; and brother Jim Swanson of Dassel. He is survived by his wife Jackie; children Mike (and Cheryl) Swanson, Dawn Swan- son; and stepchildren Pam (and Dean) Croft, Dough (and MaryJune) Wilson, Darrel (and Diana) Wilson, and Jamie (and Virgil) Wiechmann; grandchil- dren Holly, Lucas, Blake, Bryan, Paul, Becca, Erica, Kara, Daniel, Matthew, and Megan; and many great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred to Ostmark Lutheran Church. Check daily for new stories at (obituaries are posted as we receive them) www.tricou ntynews. M N rl r iirl 00Dingmann00 Funeral Care BurlM tnd Cremation Servles View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line 260 Magnus Johnson St. N., Kimball Kimball (320) 398-5055 Church & Obituaries ..... www.tricountynews.mn Maine Prairie Twp. meeting Nov. 12 The Maine Prairie Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Township Hall at 7551 Dellwood Road. Seminar on wills and probate Nov. 21 The Volunteer Attorney Pro- gram of Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS), in St. Cloud, has scheduled a seminar on Wills and Probate, for 1-3 p.m. Thurs- day, Nov. 21, at the Great River Regional Library at 1300 West St. Germain Street in St. Cloud, in the Mississippi Room. John Wenker, Esq., of the Quin- livan & Hughes Law Firm will be th e presenter. During his presen- tation, Mr. Wenker will discuss the following: Benefits of a will Health-care directives Death taxes Life estate Joint tenancy Trust vs. wills Power of attorney This seminar is being offered at no charge to interested per- sons. Because space is limited, reservations will he taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and/or to make reservations, please call Kathy Winfgen, Program Coordinator, at (320) 257-4873. Family and friends support group for eating disorders Nov. 7 The St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Clinic will offer a Family and Friends Sup- port Group for Eating Disorders from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at CentraCare Health Plaza (Woodland's entrance) in the Leonard, Street & Deinard room. This month's topic will cover "Supporting your loved one through the holidays." Groups are led by a licensed psychologist or registered dietitian and provide support - through education and sharing - to friends and family of indi- viduals with eating disorders. Participants will learn tips for making mealtimes less stress- ful, how to respond to food and body image struggles and what to say or not to say. This group is intended for family members and friends of a person with an eating disor- der and is NOT appropriate for people who currently strug- gle with an eating disorder. No charge, but call: Bette Bakke, PhD, LP, at (320) 229-4918. Ice our,: i!ii' e Ct/re Tatour! "'  Stop in, have a u,,,,u  cup of coffee &  : ,,,,,,I  visit with us! .... ::= toamenitleSmeet; -etage' House of Kimball] .......................................... __, Assisted Living at its Finest] your nems, Iv,yr.'J, ,==,l,., ,a ,,.,, l.'ra, ,,,,,==.=., ,| ' IF ilrnlln Oct. 26: St. Matthew's U.C.C. fall bazaar St. Matthew's U.C.C. in Forest Oct. 26. City will hold its fall bazaar from There will be a dinner, bake 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, sale, craft sale and noon raffle. Oct. 27: St. Nicholas fall breakfast The St. Nicholas Parish plans their fall breakfast for Sunday, Oct. 27. They will serve from 9 a.m.- noon. The menu includes sau- sage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, French toast with top- pings, rolls, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10, and preschoolers are free. There will also be a bake sale and a raffle. Oct. 27: St. Wendelin's Fall Breakfast St. Wendelin's Parish will serve their Fall Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.- noon Sunday, Oct. 27, at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids age 5-12, and children 4 and younger are flee. The menu will include egg bake, sausage, flesh fruit, freshly baked carmel rolls, toast, and beverages. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. Oct. 29: ELCA Fall Gathering The Fall Gathering of the ELCA Crow River Conference Women will be held Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. RegiStration begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by supper, special music, and a business meeting. Pastor Linda Pedersen, ELCA SWMN Synod minister will be the guest speaker as she tells of her trip to Romania to locate long- lost relatives. Pastor Tom Heyd ot St. John's will share his talent as a ventriloquist. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 21 from your church unit treasurer or from Pat Johnson, Conference treasurer, (320) 286-2018. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. No tickets will be sold at the door. Nov. 2: Soup luncheon and open house Saturday, Nov. 2, There will be an International Soup Luncheon and Open House, from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Holy Myrrhbearers Ortho- dox Church, 601 7th Ave. S. in St. Cloud. Delicious homemade soups from around the world will be served. Suggested donation is $5. So far, our menu includes Texas Chili, Russian borscht (beef soup), Jamaican pumpkin, Greek Fava (split pea) and Lebanese Lemon Lentil. There will be something for everyone, meat eaters and vegans alike! At 1 p.m. Fr. Nathan will lec- ture on iconography, an ancient art form used in Eastern Orthodox Christian worship. Our bookshop, Narthex Books and Icons, has lots of icons for sale for your home and they make really nice gifts, too. Home-baked goodies will be for sale. We will have some special desserts, including some Greek cookies from our festival pastry booth. Central Minnesota's only Orthodox Church is online at www.holymyrrhbearers.org. Nov. 5: Grace United Methodist dinner Grace United Methodist donation will be accepted for the Church in Paynesville has sched- meal. "Quick service" take-out uled their 64th annual Chow meals will be available. No phone Mein & Pork Supper for 4:30- orders, please. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. A free-will Nov. 9: Sloppy Joe dinner and Turkey Bingo St. Anthony Parish in Watkins is sponsoring a Sloppy Joe Din- ner and Turkey Bingo Saturday, Nov. 9, at their School Social Hall. This event is planned to benefit the food shelves in Eden Valley and Kimball. Dinner, which includes a sloppy joe, chips, cookie, and a beverage, will be served starting at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Ten games for turkeys, ten games for cash or certifi- cates, and a blackout game will be played. There will also be drawings for door prizes. Everyone is welcome to join us for one or both events Saturday, Nov. 9. Heritage House of Kimball, an Assisted Living has openings for 2 men or 2 women:, 0rfor a husband and wife. We Offer 3 meals per day, snacks; 2-3 activities per day including Mass and other church servicehot!sekeeping and laundry services, and also offer Ia0spice :services. your loved one is being well cared for. CALL TODAY to set up a tour and an informational meeting with loyce A. Quast, LPN/Manager at (320) 398-8643. You'll be glad ': ritage House of Kimball did!  ' Assisted Living at its Finest you _Jk - - www.dingmannfuneral.com