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Josephine C. Benson


Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Josephine C. Benson, 100 years of age, died on Thursday, October 31 at her home at Traditions in Preston, Minn., where she resided for the last 4.5 years.

Jo was born on September 15, 1913 in Owatonna, Minn. to John and Mary Pelinka. She graduated from high school in Owatonna, Minn. and attended college. She remained in Owatonna while her husband, Raymond served in the Navy during World War II. Following his separation from the military after the war, they made their home in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Jo worked as a Ward Secretary at Hennepin Medical Center (then Swedish Hospital) until her retirement. She then worked as a day care provider until her 87th birthday.

Jo is survived by her 3 children, Carolyn Pittman (William) of Merrill, Wisconsin; Robert Benson (Sandra) of Preston, Minn., and Richard Benson (Vicki) of Minneapolis.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rebekah, Stephanie, Matth,ew, and Bethany and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and her two brothers.

A very special thank you to her friends and all the staff at Traditions for their friendship and loving care during her time at Traditions and particularly her final weeks.

An informal Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Traditions in Preston. She will be buried with her husband in the National Veterans Cemetery at Ft. Snelling.
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Fillmore Central Elementary applies to be celebration school

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

At the regular school board meeting on October 29, Dean Chris Mensink informed the board that Fillmore Central Elementary is eligible to be a Minnesota Department of Education Celebration School. He explained the top 25 percent of schools in Minneso ..... 
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Fillmore-Central band students performing in Conference Honor Band

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

F-C Band Students Performing in Conference Honor Band at Wabasha-Kellogg High School on Monday, November 4. Eight instrumental music students from Fillmore Central, under the direction of Lane Powell, were selected to the 2013 Three Rivers Confere ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School will host college information night

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a college information night on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. A representative from Southeast Technical College from Winona will have a financial aid presentation wit ..... 
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Rubye C. Nagle

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Rubye C. Nagle, age 97, of Preston, Minn., died Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Rubye was born April 7, 1916, in Harmony, Minnesota, the daughter of Elmer and Rose (Rueber) Jacobson. She was a 1934 ..... 
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Leonard “Lenny” Floyd Bush

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Leonard “Lenny” Floyd Bush, 67 passed away at St Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born on June 18, 1946 to John Sr and Elaine (Murray) Bush. Lenny was the life of the party and always was up to some mischief. He was love ..... 
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Frances I. Kramer

Thu, Oct 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances I. Kramer, 95, of Preston, Minn., died Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Frances was born on August 11, 1918 in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, Minn. the daughter of Frank and Clara (Flaby) Workman ..... 
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Carol Marie Smith

Tue, Oct 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Carol Marie Smith, 64, of Dorchester, Iowa, died Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Carol M. Smith was born July 23, 1949, in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of Leroy and Margaret (Schutz) Colsch. She attended ..... 
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JuliaClaire’s second Annual Holiday Artisan Event will be held November 2 in Preston

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

JuliaClaire has been a pioneer in the area of repurposing and recycling and many of its artisans create their art from recycled items. Arlene Woellert makes her American Girl fashions from clothing that cannot be sold at because of a tear, stain or ..... 
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