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Alberta Leckner Benton

Alberta Leckner Benton, 76, of Park Rapids, died Thursday, April 9, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

She was born May 11, 1932 to Ralph and Sarah (Sills) Leckner. She married Mel Benton on April 17, 1954.

She is survived by her husband; five children: Wayne Pearson, Teri Thompson, Mark (Linda), Ron, and John (LuAnn); three brothers: Ralph (Jean), Ron (Sherri) and Walt (Kathy) Leckner; three sisters: Ida (Ed) Steidler, Irene (Larry) Hennig and Harriet Beaverlander; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey.

Visitation: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 13 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids.