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Esther Benson

August 10, 1914 — September 25, 2003

Esther Josephine Bremmer was born August 10, 1914, to John and Elizabeth Bremmer, at home in Filmore County, MN, where she attended school and worked on her parents farm. As an older student, she attended school at Augustana Academy, Canton, SD, and in Lake Mills, IA. Esther worked as a sales clerk at Kresge Co, Minneapolis, MN, and Marshall Fields, Oak Brook, IL.

On July 8, 1939, Esther married Norman E. Benson, a seminary student. That senior year, Esther served as the president of the Student Wives Organization.

Along with her husband, Rev. Norman, they served the Lord together for forty-nine years. They served parishes in Libby, Dillon, and Scobey, MT, Galesville, WI, Bensenville, IL, McIntosh, MN, and in retirement, Norm was chaplain at Halstad (MN) Lutheran Home and visitation pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. He died in 1991.

After his death, Esther continued to make her home in Moorhead. Her hobbies were singing, sewing, cooking and gardening. Esther died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, at the age of 89.

Esther is survived by two sons, David (Peggy), Edina, MN, and James (Mary), Glenwood Springs, CO; a sister, Almyra Olson, Preston, MN; six grandsons, Jonathan (Jessica), Matthew (Lia), Peter (Becca), Micah (Amy Jo), Jacob, and Christopher; a granddaughter, Sarah; a stepgranddaughter, Tina (Chase) Rasmusson; a stepgrandson, Charles Nelson; three great-granddaughters, Annika, Kai, and Ava; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Macie and Charlie; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Knutson, Peterson, MN, Lorraine Benson, LaCrosse, WI, and Clara Bremmer, Rushford, MN; a brother-in-law, Emer Knutson, Peterson; and several cousins, nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Norman and Esther Benson Scholarship Funds at Concordia College or Oak Grove Lutheran School.
Visitation: Sunday, 3PM to 6 PM
Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, and
one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Funeral Service: Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at 11 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

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