PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM,

RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:

"Heavenly Homegoings of Three Stadem-Benson-Templeton Descendants"

THREE HOMEGOINGS! NOT REALLY SAD NEWS, FOR WE KNOW VICTORY IS IN JESUS, OVER SIN, DEATH, AND THE POWER OF THE DEVIL.

With that truth in mind, what evil can be done to us that we must grieve over and which can cause us to despair of life itself?

Christ makes everything new and transforms even the worst circumstances and acts to good, if we can but take his Word for it and trust in Him, as the scriptures say "all things work to good for them who are in Christ Jesus." God says, ALL things, not just a few, or some, or a big bunch, or even many. He says ALL! We shall rejoice at the news that we have three heavenly homegoings to announce here, as they have been passed to us in a recent email to everyone.

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VERNON BENSON AND BARBARA VORSETH BENSON

Vernon passed to glory in 2019. He is husband to BARBARA VORSETH BENSON, our illustrious Stadem Genealogist beyond peer, except of course for Sylvia Fjelstad Yuge of the Kristine Stadem line.

Barbara, representing the Martha Stadem line and its many families, passed to glory April 5, 2020, in Bountiful, Utah. Her Vorseth grandparents and family were close neighbors to the Stadems on Plain View Farm. Martha Stadem, Barbara's grandmother, even was the midwife for Mama Bergit at the birth of Leroy Stadem in the home (doctors were not normally called for).

Barbara was born August 2, 1934 in Washington Township, Clark County, just across and up the road a bit from Alfred and Bergit and family of Plain View Farm, to Selmer and Marjorie (McLain) Vorseth. Pearl Ginther told how she knew the Vorseths well, and we have archived pictures of a number of Stadem and Lundring family members gathered at the Vorseth place.

The obituaries for both Vernon and Barbara been archived at the link source, when we tried the link we had been given. But as I did, you can do easily, by going to Michigan Cremation.com and scrolling down to Obituaries, and there you can type in Vernon Benson and afterwards, Barbara Benson. I found Cousin Vernon's very interesting, due to his WWII army experience in Europe and also his extensive work in education at SD schools and at a university until his retirement 30 years ago.

Vernon and Barbara Benson appear in several fine pictures in the Bibles/Heritage video, and Barbara is cited as our Stadem Genealogist. I have just become aware that Barbara shared the same birth year as Pearl Stadem Ginther's first born, Darrell--1934. Did they ever cross paths? I never met Barbara and Vernon, but through writing to each other and emails we became like friends, not just relations. She was a great inspiration to me through her excellent genealogy and the example of her demonstrated, passionate love for shared Stadem heritage. We descendants of Sjur and Oline owe her for her sacrificial labor of love and genealogical expertise a tremendous debt for her magnificent work, and the superlatives fit perfectly in describing what she accomplished and who she was as a wonderful person who showed she cared for and highly valued other people. Blessed be her memory and Vernon's as well, who was her valiant cohort in all her endeavors that took them to Norway on at least two trips to do on-site research and some vital re-connecting with living relations and ancestral roots. Can we let the torch she lit go out? We must not, for then her great work of love would be in vain, and all the younger people be robbed of a great treasure.

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Michigan Cremation Page

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CELINDA JOY TEMPLETON LEHNER

passed to glory June 26, 2020. She was a dedicated missionary, born and raised and trained and commissioned, but she was also a most loving (and loved) mother to her children and a most loving mate to her spouse, Kirk. Together as a family they were young missionaries, sharing the Gospel wherever they ministered and worked while raising a family in the field. This uncommonly beautiful soul touched many people for the Gospel and the saving power of Jesus Christ, and also through her Aunt Carleen Newton's Facebook pages that called people to pray for her, since her battle with cancer first began some five years ago. The words of her family and relations are best to use, and we will post them on a future addition to lthis page of remembrance which are composed by Carleen Taylor Newton, Celinda's aunt.

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