Loretta Pauline (Gorder) Benjaminson passed on January 18, 2022.
Loretta was born to Paul and Sarah Gorder on January 24, 1936 at their home in Sunburst. The Gorder family moved to Starbuck, MN in 1950 where Loretta graduated from Starbuck High School in 1954. She then attended and graduated from the Minnesota Vocational School of Practical Nursing in Minneapolis where she began her nursing career. Loretta married her high school sweetheart, Arlin Benjaminson, on January 31, 1959. Loretta and Arlin were blessed with their children, Camille Seubert, Paula Noseworthy, Michael Benjaminson, and baby Loretta (1964). They returned to her hometown of Sunburst where she enjoyed raising their family and watching it grow over the years to include 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren to love.
Loretta was a valued member of her hometown and even referred to as a “Pillar of the Community” by a dear friend of the family. She dedicated her life to caring for her family and those around her. This was evident in her career as a nurse at Toole County Hospital and Nursing Home, a member of Lutheran Church of Sunburst, VFW Auxiliary Rimrock 8952, Birthday Club, and much more.
Loretta really enjoyed spending time with family and friends, photography, technology, reading, knitting, crocheting, puzzles and collecting spoons.
Loretta was loved by her family and all who knew her, she will be missed until we join her in eternity. A date this spring will be announced regarding the Celebration of Life for both Loretta and Arlin in their hometown of Sunburst.