|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2005|
Agnes Benhardus, 81, rural Battle Lake, died April 8, 2005, at Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls.
She was born March 4, 1924, in St. Olaf Township, Minn., the daughter of Benhardus Martin and Mary (Juvland) Benhardus. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church, rural Battle Lake, and attended School District 2.
She was a switchboard operator based on the home farm and also worked as a housekeeper and care giver in various homes until she began working at the Norway Beach Resort where she was the manager for 53 years. Generations of customers came from many states and foreign countries to enjoy her hospitality as much as their vacation. During the winter months she spent her time making over 100 quilts a year for Lutheran World Relief and other missions.
She was a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she was active in the WELCA and also enjoyed singing duets. She was also a member of the Otter Tail Country Resort Association. Her hobbies included making lefse, her house plants and flowers along with family picnics at the resort. She enjoyed a trip to Norway where she visited family and the birthplace of her grandparents.
She is survived by sisters; Mildred Holmen and Olga O'Donnell, both of rural Battle Lake; brothers: Robert (Laura) Hoff, Ashby, Joseph (Norma) Hoff, Battle Lake and Franklin Hoff of rural Pelican Rapids; and Bradley Holmen and other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Eleanor Bothun and Marion Haagenson; and brother Donald Benhardus.
Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 11 am Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church, rural Battle Lake
Clergy: Rev. Tom Junkert
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Ashby
Fergus Falls Daily Journal April 11, 2005
Bethel Lutheran Cemetery
Otter Tail County
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Originally Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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