Benjamin Segerstrom, 89, Red Wing

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2007

Benjamin Franklin Segerstrom, 89, of Red Wing, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Cedarview Nursing Home in Owatonna.

He was born May 8, 1917 in Forest City, Iowa, to Albert and Hilma (Johnson) Segerstrom.

He graduated from Forest City High School in 1934 and then attended Waldorf College.

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On Aug. 17, 1940, he married Sylvia Hall in Lisbon, Iowa. He farmed with his brother until 1949 and then moved to Red Wing, where he lived and farmed in the country for 39 years and was a part-time mail carrier.

In 1980 they moved off the farm and he became a mail carrier full time. Sylvia died in 1991. He married Muriel Lindeman in December of 1991 in Owatonna. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Wing and later a member of First Covenant Church. For the past 24 years, he has wintered in Texas and he enjoyed golfing and music.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel Lindeman-Segerstrom of Owatonna; son, Bruce (Juli) of Hager City and Joan (David) Sharp of Brooklyn Park; five step-children, Barbara (Michael) McGaughan of Normal, Ill., Dean Lindeman of St. Paul, David Lindeman of Minneapolis, Steven Lindeman of LaCrosse, Wis. and Clarice (Victor) Richardson of Owatonna; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia; daughter, Beverly Ruble; three brothers, Milton, Robert and Charles; and one sister, Mildred Peterson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Covenant Church in Red Wing with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Byron Glem, Victor Richardson, Steven and David Lindeman, Lowell Segerstrom and Dick Ruble.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing and for one hour prior to the service at the church.