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Obituary: Jenny M. Benkoski


March 8, 2019

Jenny M. Benkoski, 96, Moose Lake, formerly of Saginaw, died peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. Jenny was born on August 1, 1922 in Duluth and lived most of her life in Saginaw where she attended school through the 8th grade. She later graduated from Brookston High School. Her parents owned a dairy farm named Hillendale Farm in Saginaw and Jenny and her brothers helped run the family business and delivered milk to much of Duluth and Proctor. Jenny then started working at the Saginaw Store owned by Frank Benkoski whom she later married on February 14, 1965 in Deer River, MN. They continued to successfully run the Saginaw Store until 1969 when they sold and returned to Jenny’s farm to retire. In 1988, they sold the farm and moved to their Island Lake Home near Moose Lake.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maren; father, John; step mother, Dagny; brothers: Arne and Eyvind; sister: Signe; and her husband, Frank.

Jenny will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephew, and many friends.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10 am until the 11 am Memorial Service on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. A lunch with fellowship will follow the services at the funeral home . Spring Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Cloquet.

Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.


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