Benson High School Class of 1987

This page is for graduates of Benson High School's Class of 1987, Benson, Minnesota. Let's keep in touch!

Obituary for Lois A. Hughes | Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home 06/30/2021

Obituary for Lois A. Hughes | Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home

Our condolences on the loss of your mother, Jeannine (Hughes) Krienke.❤️

Obituary for Lois A. Hughes | Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home Share memories & support the family

Obituary for Belwin Barry Rode at Zniewski Funeral Home Benson 03/20/2021

Obituary for Belwin Barry Rode at Zniewski Funeral Home Benson

Sympathies to Annie Rode Samson on the loss of her father. May peace be yours ❤️

Obituary for Belwin Barry Rode at Zniewski Funeral Home Benson Belwin Barry Rode, 80, of Benson, died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Scandi Haven Village in Benson. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 21, at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Benson, from 500 pm to 700 pm, and continue on Monday from 1000 am to 1100 am, followed


BHS Parking Lot & Front Entry Reno
Photo #1: View from SW corner parking lot
Photo #2: West of front entry


BHS Renovations 2020
Updates include a new state of the art Performing Arts Center (to open this winter), updated main gym floor, new collaborative learning space and classrooms, new band and choir spaces, new parking lots, new meeting rooms, new Community Ed offices, and many other cool updates.
Go Braves!


Sympathies to Jayme Sorenson on the loss of his father. May peace be yours. ❤️


Sympathies to classmate Jodi Regan on the loss of her father. Peace to you and yours. ❤️
Find his obituary here:


Exciting updates for Benson Schools!!!

Demolition of the old Jr High building happened last week, was taken south of the old building. This space will be used for parking and some green space.

The far left showcases our new performing arts space, which is going to be amazing! It is located on “the circle”. I will share more photos soon. 07/04/2020

Obits | Duluth News Tribune

Sympathies to Cheryl Johnson on the loss of her mother. Carolyn A. (Nelson) Johnson, 92, of Duluth, died Thursday, July 06/18/2020

View Paul Rolph's Obituary and express your condolences

Sympathies to Rochelle and Bryan on the loss of their father. Paul Rolph passed away on June 12, 2020 at the age of 82 in Benson, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Paul are being provided by Zniewski Funeral Home - Benson - Benson.


As the progress continues on the Benson High School Performing Arts Center, the Benson Music Boosters have taken on a project to raise funds for a grand piano. We are off to a good start thanks to the generous donation from the City of Benson given on behalf of the “Beautify Benson” campaign, but more donations are needed.

“The music staff at Benson Schools have been researching piano options and will be narrowing choices down to five or six pianos. We then hope to experience each piano with a live (not virtual) visit in order to find one that best suits our needs in our exciting new space.” stated Shelly Mikkelson.

We encourage families to consider giving in memory of, or in honor of, someone special in their lives. All donations will be recognized on a plaque that will be displayed in the new Performing Arts Center. Our goal is to raise $40,000.

Donations (payable to Benson Schools) can be sent to:

Brock Duncan or Shelly Mikkelson
Benson High School
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN 56215

Please include “grand piano” in the memo and a note specifying details on who should be recognized. Once again, thank you for your continued support for the arts in our schools and community!


Some drone photos of the new construction going on at BHS. Many new updates, additions, and safety features.
Captions under photos give details.


And we thought we were getting old!

[01/16/20]   Update on Mr. Kittelson’s memorial service:

Due to the weather forecast for this weekend the memorial service for this Saturday, January 18th has been CANCELLED. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson.


Sadly, Mr Kittelson passed away today. RIP
Visitation is Friday 5-7 at Our Reedemers Lutheran Church in Benson MN. Funeral Sat 18th at 2:00.

[07/11/17]   So looking forward to a weekend of reminiscing!

[03/09/17]   Hello Classmates:

The 30th Reunion Committee has chosen a date: Saturday, July 15, 2017. Please mark your calendars! This happens to be Benson's Kid Day.

We are still trying to get contact information for the following classmates: (a couple are on facebook and have not responded)
* Derek Lawver
* Karen Rajewsky
* Matt Rasmussen
* Linda Septon
* Jon Berens
* Sergio Garcia

If you have any questions, please let me know. You may hear through the grapevine that others may have received a "Save the Date" postcard. If you didn't receive one, it is because we communicated the information to you by either email or cell phone, save $$$.

Here is a tentative schedule:

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Informal gathering at Patrick's - come if and when you can

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
* 1:00 pm Golf - If you're interested in this, please email Pat Flolo: [email protected]
* 6:00 pm - Meet at McKinney's (Scotty's Bar at the Country Inn & Suites). The grill will be on at the outdoor patio area and they have a full menu. Drinks and food are on your own. The bar is providing a DJ for our event, but it will also be open to the public.

Hope to see you all this summer!

Take care,

Lisa Walsh-Peterson
320-760-2639 cell

[02/27/17]   Next Planning Meeting:
Wednesday, March 8, 7pm @ McKinney's

All classmates are welcome!

[02/15/17]   Attn:
Benson High School - Class of 1987 - Classmates
Save the date for our 30 year Class Reunion: Saturday, July 15, 2017 Details to follow in upcoming months.

We have been busy gathering the contact information of everyone. We still need the information for the following classmates that are on Facebook:
Jodi Garza Rod Naomi Lindquist Derek Lawver Thomas Meyer K Jillian Fuller Kimmer Payne Janet Pike Matt Rasmussen Rochelle Kennelly Jayme Sorenson Thomas Young

Please email me [email protected], message me, respond here, or text me @ 320-760-2639. If you'd prefer not to be bothered with invites or updates, let us know that too.

Also, we have a dedicated page: Benson High School Class of 1987

[02/02/17]   SAVE THE DATE! Our 30th Class Reunion from BHS has been set for July 15, 2017. More details will follow in about one month. If you haven't been contacted yet about gathering your contact information, please message me or email me @ [email protected]. Can't wait to catch up with everyone! --Lisa Walsh-Peterson

[01/30/17]   Classmates: Contact Information Needed!

Please share your cell phone and email information so that we can keep everyone posted on plans for our 30th class reunion, which will likely take place this summer. Date will be determined soon. Comment here, email me, or message me. Lisa Walsh-Peterson 320-760-2639, [email protected]

[01/24/17]   Planning meeting for our 30th Class Reunion will be on Wednesday, February 1, at 7pm at Scotty's. Please spread the word.





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