Marie Leona Putney

Marie Leona Putney, age 59 of Howard Lake, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Anoka.

Marie was born Aug. 13, 1939 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital to Ralph and Amanda (Caron) Benton. She grew up in the Hutchinson area and graduated from Hutchinson High School.

On Jan. 25, 1958, Marie was united in marriage to Roger Putney at St. Anastasia Catholic Church of Hutchinson. This union was blessed by the birth of one son, James. The family lived first in Hutchinson, then for many years in Cokato, and recently Howard Lake.

Marie suffered with muscular dystrophy for many years and passed away June 5, 1999, at the age of 59 years, nine months, and 23 days.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Roger of Howard Lake; son, James of Litchfield; brothers, Ralph Benton of Hutchinson and Richard Benton of Mankato; and sisters, Janet DeMarais of Walker and Patricia Ohm of Dassel.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 9, 1999, 11 a.m., at New Life Assembly of God Church in Cokato with the Rev. James Smedsrud officiating. Music was provided by Alan Jones. Interment followed in the Cokato City Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Ralph Benton, Richard Benton, Brad Danelke, Tony Benton, Garret Benton, and Rick Casey.

The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Inc., Cokato and Howard Lake, handled the arrangements.

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