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Harriet Bennen

December 2, 1924 — March 8, 2016

Harriet Mary Bennen, 91, passed away from natural causes at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN on March 08, 2016 with her son and daughter by her side. Harriet was born on December 02, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN to William Herr and Mary (Kluckas) Herr. She grew up and attended school in Bemidji, MN. Harriet married Casper Urdahl on July 03, 1945. They made their home in Crookston, MN. Casper passed away in May 1975. She worked at various business's in Crookston including Planetarium Cleaners, Dahlgren Sunflower Co., and Devon's clothing store. She married Edward Bennen on June19, 1976 and they made their home in Crookston. Edward died September 04, 1992. Harriet was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Crookston. Harriet enjoyed being around her grandchildren. She loved being around children and became a Foster Grand Parent for many years. She looked forward to going to the schools and helping the teachers and the young students. They looked for her to enter the classroom each day and were happy when she walk through the door. She enjoyed going to the lake cabin at Lake of the Woods and spending the week-ends there. She also enjoyed traveling to visit relatives and seeing new sites.

Harriet is survived by her son, James Urdahl and daughter, Valerie Hulst, both of Beltrami, MN; four grandchildren, Chad (Barbara) Hulst of Crookston, MN, Dustin Hulst of Beltrami, MN, Stacy Urdahl, and Christina (John) Barrera; nine great-grandchildren, Madison Hulst, Catlin Hulst, Justin Hulst, Cameron Hulst, Ashley Bergeron, Cory Chapman, Devin Lanctot, John Barrera Jr., Scott Urdahl, and Miss Ronnie Urdahl; her brother Elmer (Jane) Herr of Anoka, MN; brother in law, John Beumer of St. Cloud, MN; sister in law, Marion Herr of Bemidji, MN and by many nieces and nephews, and her special little buddy 'Tippy"

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Herr; husbands, Casper Urdahl, Edward Bennen; four brothers, Herman Herr, Henry Herr, James Herr, and Arthur Herr; two sisters, Dorothy (John) Beumer and Helen Siemers; one infant sister, Ceclia Herr; three sisters in law, Doris (Henry) Herr, Helen (Herman) Herr, and Beverley (Arthur) Herr; her grandson, Michael Hulst and three step sons, Reed Bennen, Laine Bennen, and Kurt Bennen. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday evening, March 14, 2016, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service, Crookston with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston in the spring. Pastor Steve Bohler will officiate and honorary pallbearers are David Carlson, Justin Hulst, Raymond Thode, Duane Hulst, Dustin Hulst, and Chad Hulst.



Funeral Home: Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service 615 South Minnesota Street Crookston, MN US 56716

Previous Events

cemetery
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Oakdale Cemetery

Memorial Drive
Crookston, MN 56716

Visitation
Monday, March 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home and Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716

Service
Monday, March 14, 2016
7:00 PM
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home and Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716

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