Ellen Elsie (Baem) Benson, 78 of Fargo, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Elim Care Center, Fargo. Ellen was born on April 30, 1931 in Eureka, SD to Adam and Caroline (Oberlander) Eberhart. She grew up in Herried, SD where she attended school. She married Albert Baem on April 16, 1955. The family lived in Grand Forks, Minot and West Fargo. Albert died in 1966. Ellen then married Earl Benson on June 14, 1971. They lived on a farm in rural Audubon, MN. Following Earl’s death, she moved back to West Fargo where she worked as a waitress for various restaurants and also at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. She enjoyed baking, cooking, word search puzzles, planting flowers and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert and Earl; 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Ellen is survived by her son, Gary (Patty) Baem of Mapleton, ND; grandchildren, Nicole and Tyler Baem of Mapleton, ND; brother, Milbert (Linda) Eberhart of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters, Viola Middlestead of Ellendale, ND, Lorraine Darling of Rapid City, SD and Alvina Klein of Herried, SD and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service: Tuesday, September 15 at 11:00 am at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Visitation: Tuesday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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