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Bengtson, Bengt Marvin
B: 21 Jul 1914, Tegner Township
D: 16 Sep 2001, age 87, Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock
M: 15 Sep 1939, Irene L. Johnson (d. 1946)

FN: Olaf N. Bengtson
MN: Klara J. Unknown

Children of Bengt Marvin Bengtson and Irene L. Johnson:

Neil M. Bengston

Richard A. Bengston

Robert Bengston
D: 1969

Kittson County Enterprise Obituary, 26 Sep 2001

B. Marvin Bengtson

Hallock, Minn. - B. Marvin Bengtson, 87, died at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001.

Bengt Marvin Bengtson was born in Tegner Township, July 21, 1914, son of Olaf N. and Klara J. Bengtson. He was baptized in Grace Lutheran Church and attended country school.

During the winters of 1935 and 1936, Marvin studied at the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.

On Sept. 15, 1939, he married Irene L. Johnson. Irene died in 1946.

In addition to farming, Marvin worked at the Kennedy Farmers Elevator and at Hallock Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., serving as secretary treasurer at both for many years. He was a director at Co-op Services in Hallock until 1974 and was the assessor for Tegner Township. He served on several boards at Grace Lutheran Church and was a Hallock Lions member.

Family members include two sons, Neil M. Bengtson, Minneapolis, and Richard A. (Leetee) Bengtson, Shamburg, Ill.; a grandson, Brian Bengtson, Chicago, Ill. and a granddaughter, Bethany Bengtson, also of Chicago; and a brother-in-law, Alton (Margaret) Johnson, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Edith, Annie and Esther; and a son, Robert who died in Viet Nam in 1969.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 20, 1001, 10:30 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church. Interment was in West Emmaus Cemetery, rural Kennedy. Rev. Robert Kippley presided.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Anderson, Arnold Olson, Kenneth Losch, Harry Hord, Elwood Carlson, and Reynold Johnson.

Pallbearers were Wayne Langen, Perry Pearson, Russell Nordine, Dean Carlson, Jim Johnson and Jim Tureson.

Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock, was in charge of arrangements.