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Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, MN


Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: First Lutheran Church, Blooming Prairie, MN


Union Cemetery
Bixby, Minnesota



Ella Marie Benson, age 97 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie.  She was born February 19, 1918 in Aurora Township, Steele County, Minnesota, the daughter of Christopher and Lena (Jacobson) Anderson. Ella was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bixby, Minnesota on June 19, 1932, where she remained a lifelong member.  She taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years, and belonged to the Naomi Circle.  On September 9, 1970, she married Orville S. Benson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bixby.  The couple lived in Blooming Prairie, and Ella continued to live in her home until moving to Prairie Manor on September 11, 2015.  Among her favorite pastimes were quilting, crocheting, and hardanger.  Ella was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed baking and being with people. 

Survivors include her step-son David Benson of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, her sister Myrtle Peterson of Ellendale, Minnesota, her sisters-in-law Luella Benson of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota and Signe Pelinka of Ormond Beach, Florida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her dog Tina.  She was preceded in death by her parents Christopher and Lena Anderson, her husband Orville Benson on September 30, 1999, her brothers Frank, Freddie, and Raymond Anderson, her sisters Bertha Lester and Annie Lester, and her nephew Roger Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor David Hurtt and Pastor Jon Marxhausen officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church immediately preceding the service.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Bixby.  Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Bixby, First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, or recipient of donor’s choice.  Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 


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