Melba Benson, 92
Melba Benson, 92, Lake Bronson, Minn., passed away at her home Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Melba Phyllis Larson was born July 18, 1924 at Lake Bronson to Peter J. and Selma (Johnson) Larson. She grew up in Lake Bronson and was a 1942 graduate of Lake Bronson High School.
On April 9, 1944, she married Raymond Anderberg. Melba worked at the Farmers Store in Lake Bronson for several years. She moved to St. Paul, Minn., and worked at UniVac a short time before returning to Lake Bronson.
On May 30, 1970 she married Rolland Benson at Elbow Lake, Minn.
Melba drove bus for the DAC, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She also worked in home healthcare and was a foster parent for many years. Melba was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Family members include a daughter, Sharon (Roger) Thompson, Lake Bronson; sons, Alan Anderberg, Grand Rapids, Minn., and Ronald Anderberg, Lake Bronson; grandchildren, Jennifer (Daryl) Klegstad, Matthew (Missy) Thompson, Zachary (Kari) Anderberg, Lindsey Hansen and Andrew Miller; great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Elisia, Tucker, Dracen, Sorin, Kieron, Madison, McKenzie, Keaton, Jaxon and Eli; as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rolland; three sisters, Delpha Nyflot, Elaine Anderson and infant sister, Ruby; three brothers, Tony, Ferdie and Wally; a grandson, Scott and a daughter-in-law, Gloria.
Memorial services were held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Bronson. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kathy Levenhagen presided; Corienne Jacobson, organist; special music Jaxon and Eli Klegstad. Honorary pall bearers were all of Melba’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements.
Melba was a dear, special lady and I will miss her kindness and her hospitality. Her homemade angel food cakes and sponge cakes were the best! She loved her dog Buddy and her many cats. She loved to dance. May she rest in peace.