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MARGUERITE "MARGE" BENSHOOF
Nov. 23, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2014
Marguerite Benshoof, 97, of Kenmare, formerly of Bowbells, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Kenmare Hospital. Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, Kenmare. Interment was in Bowbells Cemetery, Bowbells.

Marguerite Sara “Marge” Olson was born November 23, 1916, the daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Bormuth) Olson, in Bowbells, ND. She was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Bowbells. She was raised in Burke County and attended a rural school in the area and later Bowbells Public School.

Marge married Harry E. Benshoof October 6, 1935, in Bowbells. They made their home in Denhoff for a short time before moving to Bowbells. They later moved to a farm located in Richland Township of Burke County, near Flaxton where they farmed small grains and raised livestock. They retired from farming in 1979. Harry passed away April 11, 1981.

Following her husband’s death, she made her home in Kenmare and wintered in Mesa, AZ.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bowbells, was active in the United Methodist Church in Kenmare, and the Kenmare Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Pull-to-Gether Homemaker’s Club for over 50 years, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed quilting, playing Rumicube, jig saw puzzles, gardening, and flowers. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and visiting with her friends.

Her loving family includes: children, Shirley Lindquist of Kenmare, Alvey Lee Benshoof of Klamath Falls, OR, Eileen Furnari of Kenmare, Kenneth A. (Nataliya) Benshoof of Mesa, AZ, and Carol (Norman) Story of Everett, WA and Mesa, AZ;

16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren;

brothers, Robert (Betty) Olson of Kalispell, MT and Lawrence Olson of California;

sisters, Viola Vondal of Walhalla, ND, Martha McLean of Mission, TX, Darlene (Roy) Jensen of Powers Lake and Lora Mae (Mickey) Schultz of Mobridge, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; son, Harry E. Benshoof Jr.; son-in-law, Darvin Lindquist; daughter-in-law, Jean Benshoof; brothers, Alvin, Louis, and Raymond Olson; sisters, Florence Jensen, LaVerna Westberg, and Inez Mellon; and infant sister, Betty Olson.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor’s choice.

Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).
(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

BERNDEAN NELSON
Dec. 4, 1944 - Sept. 17, 2014
Berndean “Bernie” Harlan Nelson, age 69, of Bowbells, ND passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at Peace Lutheran Church in rural Crosby with Pastor Janet Gwin officiating. Burial followed at Peace (Troy) Cemetery in rural Crosby.

Berndean was born the third of three children to Bennie F. and Hazel (Nygaard) Nelson on December 4, 1944 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby. He attended a small country school through the 8th grade and then went to school in town where he graduated from Crosby High School in 1962.

He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn A. Olson on July 10, 1965 and together they were blessed with three children. Berndean ‘Todd’, Tami Leigh and Troy Aaron. He was a loving and devoted husband, dad and grandpa.

Berndean spent most of his life doing what he enjoyed most … farming. He spent some time working at Allis Chalmers, Melroe and Morris Equipment. He also experienced college life, but came back to farm.

Berndean was also a very talented wood worker. He built many pieces of furniture as well repairing and restoring antiques. He also enjoyed carving, hunting and spending time with his family. He was extremely proud of all of them and his family was the most important part of his life.

Berndean is survived by three children, Todd (Kim) Nelson, Tami Chrest and Troy Nelson, all of Bowbells;

five grandchildren, Gabrielle Mae Nelson, McKenzie Leigh Chrest, Kennedy Hope Chrest, Keaton Nelson Chrest and Peyton Troy Nelson, also all of Bowbells;

mother, Hazel Nelson of Crosby; brother, Jeremy (Connie) Nelson of Crosby; brothers-in-law, Burton (Judy) Olson of Colorado, Robert (Nola) Olson of Bismarck; sisters-in-law, Irene (Paul) Gibson of Colorado Springs, CO, Carilyn (Warren) Haagenson of Fargo, and Beverly (Danny) Dilley of Edmond, OK.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn A. Nelson of 47 years;

father, Bennie F. Nelson; brother, Gene Nelson; father and mother-in-law, Bertil C. and Agnes Olson.

(Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby)







2013-14 OBITUARIES
BERNDEAN NELSON
Dec. 4, 1944 - Sept. 17, 2014

MARGUERITE "MARGE" BENSHOOF
Nov. 23, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2014

GWENDOLYN AUFFORTH
June 25, 1932 - Sept. 7, 2014

OPAL JOHANNES
Oct. 21, 1929 - Sept. 1, 2014

WAYNE CLINGMAN
Aug. 1, 1921 - Aug. 26, 2014

KENNETH WALLEEN
Jan. 13, 1925 - Aug. 21, 2014

BARBARA BRACKEN
Aug. 23, 1939 - Aug. 25, 2014

JOHN (JACK) BYWATER
June 18, 1933 - August 6, 2014

CLARA WESTERNESS
June 10, 1923 - Aug. 13, 2014

MERLYN A. BRUSVEN
Aug. 6, 2014

JERALD ERICKSON
Oct. 6, 1941 - Aug. 2, 2014

BRAD TORKELSON
Sept. 1, 1957 - July 30, 2014

IONE SORENSEN
Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2014

Mary McIntyre
March 12, 1922 - July 19, 2014

Carmen Skalicky
July 15, 1972 - July 12, 2014

Brinlee Thorlakson
July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Arthur Faaren
Dec. 1 1926 - July 5, 2014

Ronald Owens
June 29, 1940 - June 20, 2014

Helen Gleave
Aug. 19, 1922 - July 5, 2014

Colleen Mickelsen
March 8, 1928 - June 28, 2014

Mabel Ekstrom
Aug. 9, 1912 - June 15, 2014

Shayla Burau
Aug. 18, 1975 - June 8, 2014

Evelyn Meyer
March 8, 1917 - June 1, 2014

Roger Helwig
May 30, 1934 - May 26, 2014

Mary Ann Grelewicz
Jan. 28, 1927 - May 12, 2014

BETTY DAY
July 13, 1928- May 24, 2014

LAUREL WOLKENHAUER
May 23, 1961 - May 9, 2014

JAMES HERMAN
July 27, 21935 - May 15, 2014

DALE DARRAS
July 23, 1937- May 9, 2014

ROBERT GANSKOP
Dec. 18, 1934 - May 1, 2014

THELMA LIEN
June 5, 1916 - April 30, 2014

ARDELL POLLERT
Aug. 27, 1938 - May 3, 2014

HARLAN BOEN
June 25, 1946 - April 16, 2014

DONALD BENGE
July 10, 1929 - April 20, 2014

DENNIS RUPPERT
April 28, 1949 - April 9, 2014

AMIE TORGERSON
Jan. 15, 1929 - April 7, 2014

WAYNE NESS
Feb. 26, 1954 - April 2, 2014

MARGERUITE LEE
April 15, 1919 - Feb. 9, 2014

HELEN HAMMOND
April 30, 1917 - April 2, 2014

HELEN NIELSEN
Sept. 14, 1928 - April 1, 2014

SYLVIA EVENSON
Oct. 19, 1922 - March 26, 2014

WILEY POST
May 30, 1934 - March 26, 2014

LYNN ANDERSEN
Jan. 21, 1918 - March 19, 2014

JAY KNUTSON
May 28, 1962 - March 12, 2014

SCOTT PFEIFER
Oct. 12, 1969 - Feb. 26, 2014

STEVE KNUTSON
May 23, 1960 - Feb. 25, 2014

WILBUR FRANK SIMLIK
June 19, 1921 - Feb. 12, 2014

JOAN KALMBACH
Dec. 26, 1946 - Feb. 17, 2014

DELORES DURWARD
Oct. 26, 1934 - Feb. 23, 2014

ALVINA MCDONALD
July 21, 1918 - Feb. 19, 2014

MARGERUITE LEE
April 15, 1919 - Feb. 9, 2014

DELORES BRYAN
Feb. 15, 1926 - Feb. 5, 2014

KENNETH CHRISTIANSON
April 15, 1944 - Jan. 30, 2014

THERESA VELO
Nov. 15, 1921 - Jan. 26, 2014

IONE SORENSEN
Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2014

ELLA BOEN
Nov. 24, 19l8 - Jan. 20, 2014

VOYLE GRINDELAND
May 19, 1935 - Dec. 21, 2013

BERNIECE BENSON
Aug. 29, 1926 - Dec. 30, 2013

MARILYN RENAULT
March 2, 1960 - Dec. 21, 2013

REGINA SMITH
May 3, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2013

MARCIA OWENS
Sept. 30, 1952 - Dec. 4, 2013

BRIAN DEVER
Nov. 25, 1978 - Dec. 4, 2013

JOHN ROERING
Nov. 15, 1939 - Nov. 28, 2013

MILDRED EDWARDS
Nov. 10,1918 - Nov. 25, 2013

LEON MCGINNITY
Aug. 29, 1935 - Nov. 25, 2013

JUSTIN BLOM
Sept. 25, 1976 - Nov. 22, 2013

WALLEN HELSETH
March 28, 1924 - Nov. 22, 2013

JUNIETTA "JUNE" SWENSON
June 18, 1924 - Nov. 20, 2013

LOIS TINJUM
Sept. 19, 1921 - Nov. 12, 2013

HELEN EKBERG
Nov. 29, 1914 - Oct. 24, 2013

JOHN HENRICKS
Feb. 26, 1937 - Nov. 3, 2013

DONALD YOUNG
Oct. 24, 2013

ALVINA GREENFIELD
July 30, 1921 - Oct. 27, 2013

LLOYD BLY
March 30, 1926 - Oct. 24, 2013

LORRAINE HELWIG
July 8, 1937 - Oct. 14, 2013

ARTHUR HAGA
July 30, 1925 - Oct. 12, 2013

MERWYN LARSEN
Sept. 11, 1931 - Oct. 11, 2013

DANIEL BLOM
Dec. 30, 1966 - Oct. 5, 2013

TYLER GLEAVE
Oct. 27, 1982 - Sept. 28, 2013

FREDRICK EWALT
June 16, 1950 - Sept. 28, 2013

BARBARA NEGAARD
Dec. 1, 1952 - Sept. 23, 2013

GLENDON KRIESE
July 9, 1923 - Sept. 23, 2013

DUANE CARLSON
March 11, 1939 - Sept. 9, 2013

PATRICIA HORNTVEDT
Nov. 3, 1933 - Sept. 1, 2013

RONALD BREDING
March 13, 1935 -Aug. 22, 2013

MAE WEGENER
May 6, 1924 -Aug. 18, 2013

DONNA SPRINGAN
July 3, 1929 -Aug. 18, 2013

HELEN BYSTEDT
Dec. 9, 1909 -Aug. 14, 2013

JOHN ANDERSON
Feb. 27, 1932 - Aug. 12, 2013

ESTHER PETERSON
June 30, 1920 -Aug. 9, 2013

RUTH HELDE
April 20, 1947 -Aug. 3, 2013

CALMER OVERLEE
April 22, 1923 -August 2, 2013

LAVONNE EMERSON
March 31, 1920 - June 29, 2013

ALICE KESSLER
Oct. 11, 1922 - July 14, 2013

SHIRLEY HOHEISEL
Aug. 21, 1935 - July 1, 2013

BONNIE MACPETRIE
June 29, 2013

JEROME "JERRY" DURICK
May 5, 1941 - June 27, 2013

GERRY NATHE
Feb. 3, 1934 - June 25, 2013

NOLAN GRUBB
March 23, 1951 - Jan. 30, 2013

KRISTI HAGER
May 16, 1965 - June 22, 2013

JANEL DOCKTER
July 7, 1961 - June 20, 2013

MARY MUNT ROHNER
Jan. 19, 1944 - June 14, 2013

FLOYD HALVERSON
May 26, 2013

JOYCE SETTERLUND
July 10, 1933 - June 5, 2013

LINDA HILL
Feb. 21, 1952 - May 31, 2013

LARRY SWENSON
April 13, 1945 - May 30, 2013

BEATRICE "BABE" OVERLEE
Nov. 29, 1924 - May 29, 2013

DOROTHY ELSTAD
Dec. 6, 1927 - May 20, 2013

ROBERT L. SETTERLUND

MYRTLE JOHNSON
Feb. 17, 1915 - May 3, 2013

JOHN FAY
May 25, 1923-May 6, 2013

DONOVAN PETERSEN
Jan. 22, 1929 - April 7, 2013

GARY B. RAWN
Feb. 10, 1944 - April 23, 2013

TWILA ENGET
Dec. 7, 1923 - April 6, 2013

DOLORES WATTERUD
Nov. 29, 1929 - April 15, 2013

ILENE BEECHER
April 22, 1923 - April 20, 2013

AUDREY ERICKSON
June 28, 1933 - April 16, 2013

GAYLON GERARD
1928 - March 21, 2013

MARVIN NORDBY
Feb. 13, 1924 - April 8, 2013

TERESA HENDERSON
November 14, 1954 - March 10, 2013

OTIS SCHWARTZ
July 15, 1915 - March 31, 2013

GAYNELLE "PETIE" DURWARD
November 12, 1928 - February 28, 2013

DAVID BIRD
Sept. 13, 1947 - March 8, 2013

JOHN REDMER
Feb. 9, 1920 - March 6, 2013

EVA HASS
May 5, 1921 - February 23, 2013

ELSIE SINK IHMELS
November 26, 1917 - February 19, 2013

FRED RUDE
January 13,1921 - February 13,2013

EVELYN WESTERNESS
October 19,1929 - February 8,2013




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