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MaryAnn Benson
(June 9, 1931 - September 12, 2011)

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MaryAnn Benson, 80 of Tenstrike, MN formerly of Cohasset, MN died Monday, September 12, 2011 at Kittson Memorial Nursing Home in Hallock, MN.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Tenstrike Community Church in Tenstrike, MN with Pastor Al Bontrager officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born June 9, 1931 in Tenstrike, MN on the second four corners East on the hill, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Dunn) Cronk. She married Donald Ray Benson, Sr. June 25, 1949 in Bemidji, MN. They moved to Cohasset, MN; retiring in 1979. They moved back to Tenstrike, MN in 1986. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, embroidery, canning, cooking baking, home-made bread and raising kids.

She is survived by 1 daughter: Patricia (Arvid) Bagaas of Karlstad, MN 5 sons: Donald Benson, Jr. of Cohasset, MN Robert Benson of Cohasset, MN Bradley Benson of Grand Rapids, MN Rusty Benson of Cohasset, MN Doug Benson of Tenstrike, MN 1 sister: Edwina Batchelder of Bemidji 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward E. Cronk and Lydia Ann (Dunn Cronk) Goudge, husband Donald Benson, Sr. in 2002, sisters Fern and Marguerite and brothers Edward and Bud.

Casketbearers will be her sons Donald R. Benson, Jr., Robert G. Benson, Bradley J. Benson, Russell E. Benson, Douglas A. Benson and son-in law Arvid Bagaas.

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