PILLAGER -- Delores Maybelle Bennett, age 69, of Pillager, Minn., formerly of Benson, died Saturday morning, March 5, 2005, at her home in Pillager, Minn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with Father Steven Verhelst officiating. Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Jacobson-Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson where there will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Delores Maybelle Bennett was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Benson, Minn., the daughter of Charles Michael and Isabelle (Palmer) Birhanzel. She was called from this life on Saturday morning, March 5, at her home in Pillager, Minn. She had attained the age of 69 years, two months and six days.
Delores was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf, Minn. She graduated from the Benson High School in 1954.
On June 24, 1956, Delores was united in marriage to Fred G. Bennett at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.
Delores and Fred lived on the Iron Range for 36 years. She worked as a certified nursing assistant and home health for neighbors. They then moved to Pillager, Minn. She also worked as an election judge for Cass County for a number of years.
Delores is survived by her husband, Fred Bennett, of Pillager, Minn.; one son, Paul (Wendy) Bennett, of Motley, Minn.; two daughters, Judy Svir, of Brainerd, Minn., and Mary Ann Bennett, of Eveleth, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jamie Lee Johnson, Zachary Bennett, Alison Bennett, Tanner Bennett and Christina Hauta; one sister, Dorothy Pederson, of Phoenix; and many other relatives.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Isabelle Birhanzel; and three brothers, Donald, Delmer and Darrel Birhanzel.
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