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Edwin John Descombaz

April 20, 1917 July 17, 2012
Edwin John Descombaz
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Obituary for Edwin John Descombaz

Anoka, MN

     Edwin J. Descombaz, a longtime Worthington resident, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Anoka Care Center in Anoka, MN, at the age of 95.
     Born and raised in Virgil, SD, his family later moved to a farm in Round Lake. He served in WWII from 1940 to 1945. A decorated veteran, he recently flew to Washington D.C. as a member of Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight. He worked many years in Worthington as a salesman for General Trading Co. and Fleet Owners. He was married to Mae Theisse Madison for 35 years until her death in 1986. He moved to Fulda in 2002, where he lived up until the last 2 months.
     He is survived by his stepdaughter, Eunice Sanderson (Lee), Rio Verde, AZ; daughter-in-law, Lynne Madison, St. Louis, MO; and stepdaughter, Bonnie Bennett (Ken) Naples FL; 4 grandsons; niece, Cheryl Vollhaber, Coon Rapids, MN; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, wife and stepson, Daryl Madison.
     A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, with Pastor Jim Krapf officiating. Burial will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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