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Amy, Benton and Sean Degerstrom in the hospital after Benton was born. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Benefit is Sunday for Degerstroms

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He may only have lived for 25 days, but Benton Charles Degerstrom — affectionately known as “Bennie” — taught his loving parents some important life lessons.


“He taught us to be kind to people, to live in the moment, not to take things for granted — he taught us how to be strong,” says Bennie’s mom, Amy Degerstrom.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454