Tricounty News

Benjamin Eder, 83

Benjamin Eder of Kimball died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 83.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Kimball Church of Christ with Pastor Steve Rowland officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 5-8 p.m. Friday, and also one hour prior to services. Burial will follow the services at the Kimball Cemetery.


Benjamin John Eder was born June 30, 1930, in St. Nicholas to Frank and Johanna (Albers) Eder. He grew up and lived his entire life in the Kimball area. April 19, 1952, Ben was united in marriage to Ruthie Eleanor Stelton. He farmed in Maine Prairie Township and worked for Gold’n Plump in Cold Spring. Ben loved wildlife, farm animals and family, especially his grandchildren.

Ben was preceded in death by his sisters Angela Eder and Monica Nelson.

He is survived by his wife Ruthie; children and their spouses Debbie (and Larry) Valiant of Forest City, John (and Lynette) Eder of Rockville, Gwen (and Gary) Koshiol of St. Stephen, and Robin (and Mike) Ferrian of Kimball; siblings and their spouses Frannie Voerding of St. Paul, Albert (and Rosie) Eder of Dardenne Prairie Mo., Alvina Beckers of Watkins, Katie (and Erwin) Nistler of Maple Plain, Harold (and Delores) Eder of St. Paul, and Frank (and Sharon) Eder of Watkins; eight grandchildren Charity Valiant, Stephanie Neuman, Keith, Kevin and Nicholas Koshiol, Jessica and Amanda Gageby, and Hailey Ferrian; three great-grandchildren Joey and Brianna Neuman, and Brooklyn Koshiol.

Pallbearers will be Ben’s eight grandchildren. The music for the service will be provided by Jamie Miller, Penny Blanchard and Sheri Goff. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.