Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Delores “Dee” S. Monson, 80
Delores “Dee” Monson, 80, died on March 9, 2009 at Shalom Estates.
Delores was born June 25, 1928 in Minneapolis to Alfred and Ada (Zarth) Lundh. She attended Lutheran Bible Institute in 1948 and graduated from Bethesda School of Nursing in 1952. Delores married Dr. Bennitt Monson on Sept. 21, 1952. She was an active member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church. She loved reading, drawing and taking care of her family.
She is survived by five children, Debra (Jeffrey) Couture, Steven (Janel) Monson, Karla (Paul) Mullenbach, Mary (Craig Bergum) Monson and Kristin (Loren) Kiefer; four siblings, Raymond Tegner, Lorraine Qual, Marilyn Heerdt, and Marguerite Rynearson; nine grandchildren, Toby Mullenbach, Shelly (Juan Bueno) Mullenbach, Michael Mullenbach, Cameron (Stephen) Pickering, Danial Monson-Bergum, Mitchell and Shelby Monson, Chase and Paige Kiefer and one great-grandchild.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Carol Lundh.
The funeral service for Delores “Dee” S. Monson will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church, 308 NW Lewison Street, Adams, Minn. with Pastor Shari Mason officiating. Burial will be at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester and an hour before the service on Friday at church. Memorials can be directed to the Alzheimers Disease Research Center, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.