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“Your Mom was the lovliest of women. She will be missed by many. God's blessings to your family.... ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Marion Bergemann - Albert Lea, MN

“To the Family of Marj I offer you my most sincere condolences. I only hope that the fond memories of your mom, grandmother, sister and/or friend can...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kerrie Cassem - Houston, TX

“Prayers for your family. May your Mother rest in peace. Take care, Patty and Steve Hague ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Patty Hague

“Diane and family my condolences on the loss of your mom. May your memories of her make you smile when you're feeling lonesome. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Dianne Diaz (Gonzalez) - MN

“Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless you all ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marlin and Linda Dahl - Granada, MN

“My deepest sympathies go out to you Diane and your entire family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Becky Rippentrop - Blue Earth, MN

“To all the family of Grandma Marj, May God's peace and love surround you during this time. May the joy of knowing she is dancin' with Jesus fill...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Holly Faust - St. Paul, MN

“So sorry to hear about the passing of such a great lady. One of the strongest women I ever knew. We will see you on Sunday. Love, Susan, Brian,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Connelly - Minneapolis, MN

“So sorry for the loss of mother my mother and her were such great friend they worked together for many years and did alot of fun things together she...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Marlys Jagerson - Elmore,, MN

“To Dede, Allan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Marj must have been an amazing woman to have raised such wonderful children. I hope you find...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Doten - Crystal, MN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Marj was a wonderful lady that always had a smile for everyone! My condolences to all of you at this difficult time. God...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jodell Oelke - Blue Earth, MN

“Diane, Denise and Lukas and all, You have my deepest sympathies. She was a great person and Mom and I enjoyed visiting with her and Diane and Brian...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kent Seetin - Omaha, NE


MARJORIE JOYCE (IHLE) BENGTSON, age 83, of Blue Earth, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, January 14, at First Baptist Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore, MN at a later date. Visitation time will be Sunday, January 13, from 3:00 – 6:00PM, at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago, MN. 345 6th Ave. SE, and 1hour before the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. She was born February 15, 1929, at Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Harry & Irene (Champ) Heldt. She is survived by her son, Lyle Ihle of Elmore, her daughter Diane Frey of Athol, MA, her daughter, DeDe Preston ( Allan Hummell) of Delano, MN, her daughter in law, Kathy Ihle of Burnsville, MN, 11 Grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister's-in-law, Sharon Heldt of Brooklyn Center, MN, Betty Heldt of Bloomington, MN, Arlene Holm of Blue Earth, Shirley Ihle of Blue Earth, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husbands, Harold Ihle, George Bengtson, sons Marlin Ihle, Dennis Ihle, son-in-law Brian Frey, her parents, and brothers, James Heldt and William Heldt.