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Friday, October 24th, 2014
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- 3:58:48, Oct 24th 2014 - Remember - Please remember this Wykoff voters. You may also be interested in knowing ... [Read More]
- 1:07:20, Oct 24th 2014 - Goodness1 - What do people in harmony need a community garden for? Everyone has spa ... [Read More]
- 12:52:15, Oct 24th 2014 - Michele Ekern - My only comment is that THERE WAS FLOOD WATER IN RUSHFORD SCHOOL!!! ... [Read More]
- 10:50:58, Oct 24th 2014 - SMDH - Another rambling, crazy rant from Stan. Stick to shouting conspiracies from ... [Read More]
- 7:16:15, Oct 24th 2014 - 1st ave resident - People really need to respect the law and stop blocking our drivew ... [Read More]
- 7:10:43, Oct 24th 2014 - whatever - Good luck with the gardens! The food will be stole! Maybe then they will s ... [Read More]
- 10:15:40, Oct 22nd 2014 - wow - Wow! How are we here voting on this again?! Rusfords motto after the flood was ... [Read More]
- 10:08:54, Oct 22nd 2014 - Also an RP Fan - Peterson too. Let's all combine as one city. We could learn a gr ... [Read More]
- 9:18:55, Oct 22nd 2014 - R-P fan - This referendum thing has divided the community. Let's change the subject. ... [Read More]
- 9:25:16, Oct 22nd 2014 - StopTheDeceptionJon - " IT HAS NEVER BEEN STATED THAT THIS AID WOULD BE APPLIED FOR A ... [Read More]
Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Alfred Edwin Benike Jr., 76, of rural Chatfield, a retired Crenlo Inc. employee and farmer, died of cancer February 12, 2004 at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School in 1946. On Aug. 5, 1950, he married LaVonne "Bonnie" Brobst at Eyota Methodist Church. He lived in rural Elgin until moving to rural Chatfield in 1955. He was a welder at Crenlo. Mr. Benike was a member and trustee of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the National Farmers Organization, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association and Lutheran Laymen's League. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Terry (Jeanne) of Minneiska, Dale (Sherry) and Tim (Lucy), both of Wykoff, Tom (Mary) of Rochester and Jerry (Sharon) of Chatfield; four daughters, Connie (Rick) Sherman and Linda (Jim) Owen, both of Rochester, Brenda Meeker of Lake City and Shelley (Scott) Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn.; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Lillian Benike of Wabasha; and a sister, Becky (Roger) Cyr of Wabasha. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and his father. The funeral for Alfred Edwin Benike Jr. was February 16, 2004 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Preston Paul officiating. Spring burial will be in Orion Center Cemetery in rural Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.