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MONTE DRAPER BEMIDJI PIONEER Dave Wilander holds a picture of he and wife Bonnie Wilander on their 50th wedding anniversary. Bonnie Wilander died on Aug. 24, 2012, and this Saturday, Wilander and others are holding benefit in Becida to honor, and raise money for, the hospice volunteer program at Sanford Bemidji.

Honoring those who help: Benefit Saturday will highlight work of hospice volunteers

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It will be a year to the day for Dave Wilander.

Saturday marks a year since the death of his wife, Bonnie, and Wilander wants to honor her memory by honoring those who were there with he and Bonnie near the end.


Wilander and others have organized the Benefit for Sanford Bemidji Hospice, which will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Becida Bar and Grill.

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