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Milford H. Blagsvedt

Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Milford Blagsvedt, age 85, of Mabel died Friday, June 23, 2000 at his home.

Milford was born April 30, 1915 in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, to Ole and Frieda (Selbach) Blagsvedt. He attended school in Newburg and Prosper. On May 7, 1935 he married Ruby E. Gillund. They later divorced. During World War II he served with an engineer company in the Pacific Theater. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, and heavy equipment operator. On October 7, 1976 he married LaVaughn Benson. They lived in Rushford until 1999 when Milford moved to Mabel. He has resided there since. He was a member of the Rushford VFW and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed music, horses, working with leather, and target shooting.

Milford is survived by his wife LaVaughn of Rushford; a son Dean of Mabel; four grandchildren Scott Blagsvedt of Rushford, Steve Blagsvedt of Eyota, Dawn (Troy) Robertson of Pine Island, and Debra Kramer of Byron; seven great grandchildren; six step children Terry Benson of Foster, RI, Sheila Cheeks of North Chicago, IL, Dennis Benson of Fountain City, WI, Duane Benson and Nancy Benson both of Winona, and Kenny Benson of Rushford; twelve step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; two sisters LaVonne Petersdorf and Orlie Brenno both of Mabel; and two brothers Wayne of Rochester, and Sidney of Sacred Heart, MN. He was preceded in death by a son Howard and a brother Vernon.

Funeral services for Mr. Blagsvedt were held Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lloyd Menke officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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