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Obituary Condolences

Age 81, of Park Rapids & White Bear Lake Died suddenly on October 15, 2013 of an aneurysm. Preceded in death by parents, Julian L. and Florence H. Benshoof. Survived by children Richard, Robert, and Marcia, their mother, Marlys, and grandson, Lucas. Jerry was born and raised in Fargo, N.D. He graduated from NDSU, and showed his deep appreciation for the education he received there by becoming a founding member of the NDSU Heritage Society. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force, and then spent his entire career with Northwestern Bell/U.S. West. Jerry coached many Little Lakes Little League baseball teams, served as president of Arden Hills Little League, and spent countless hours teaching his sons to hunt, fish, golf and play many other sports. Throughout his entire life he was an avid outdoorsman who loved to read and follow politics. Special thanks to long-time friend Charlie Burns. Private service and burial. All are invited to attend a Visitation with Jerry's family to celebrate his life on Sunday, November 17 from 4-6 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 3920 Victoria St N. at I694 in Shoreview. Memorials are preferred to Big Sand Lake Association or NDSU Heritage Society. Arr. by: THE ROSEVILLE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 651/631-2727



Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 3, 2013
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