Alva Benshoof, 89

Alva M. Benshoof, 89, of Le Sueur and formerly of New Prague and Ortonville, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Gardenview Nursing Home in Le Sueur.

Alva was born on May 27, 1918, in Revillo, SD, to Guy and Hazel (Snider) Benshoof. He attended country school near Revillo. He worked as a farm hand and also drove a bread truck. Alva married Beulah Whiting on September 6, 1966, in Ortonville. He worked for 26 years as a stonecutter for Dakota Granite out of Milbank, SD. He moved to New Prague in 1973 where he was the owner of Benshoof Monuments and also worked for AMPI.

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