Jeanette Ann Beninga, age 81, of Parkers Prairie, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2013, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Jonathan Sorum officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Julie Lindgren. Burial will take place at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jeanette Ann Beninga was born May 29, 1931, to Theodore and Clara (Austing) Niehaus in Richmond, Minnesota. She moved with her family to the Perham area where she attended grade school at St. Joe Country School. Jeanette graduated from Perham High School in 1949. Following her education, she moved to Minneapolis where she worked at Hydrahose for many years. She was united in marriage to Herbert R. "Bud" Beninga November 30, 1968, at St. Mary's Church in Minneapolis. Following their marriage they made their home in Minneapolis and she worked as a dog groomer. Following their retirement in 1994, she and her husband moved to Parkers Prairie, where she lived until her death. Her hobbies included fishing with her family, playing word search and crossword puzzles and collecting Snow Babies and Boyds Bears.
Jeanette is survived by her sister, Bernice (Anthony) Fiedler of Henning; nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; seven brothers; and her husband, "Bud" on December 18, 2007.
Pallbearers will be Jason Fiedler, Justin Fiedler, Jake Fiedler, Nick Fiedler, Cory Linden, Kevin Linden and Bobby Kalina.