July 18, 2023
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Bernard A. “Benny” Majerus, 77, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, July 16, 2023, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre. A visitation will be held from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre, with a prayer service starting at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Marty Porter will officiate. Military honors will be by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard following the service. Bernard Andrew Majerus was born April 12, 1946, in Sauk Centre, to Leo and Hildegard (Elfering) Majerus. After high school, he served in the National Guard. He married Karen Johnson Dec. 12, 1972, in South Dakota. The couple lived in Sauk Centre all their lives. Benny worked at Engle Fabrication in Sauk Centre and refused to retire. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, drinking and all his animals, including cats, dogs, deer, birds and many others. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre and North American Hunting Club. Survivors include his wife Karen Majerus of Sauk Centre; children Karri (Jarrod) Barclay of Cushing, Shannon (Mike) Aadland of Watertown, South Dakota, Jodi Majerus of Sauk Centre, Misty (Jessie) Thom of Milaca, Lonnie Majerus and Damion (Rachel) Majerus of Long Prairie; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters Steven Majerus, Karen (Mark) Gamradt, Sylvester (Annette) Majerus, Rosie (Rahn) Mogenson, JoAnn Tamm, John (Roseanne) Majerus, Evie Krebs and Delores Ainali; sister-in-law Janice Majerus; and brother-in-law, Laverne Beckermann. Benny was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Kathleen Majerus; infant son Jimmy Majerus; brother Howard Majerus; sisters Leona Voller and Alvina Beckermann; father and mother-in-law Leon and Beverly Johnson; and brothers-in-law Ron Tamm, Kenny Krebs, Virgil Voller, John Ainali, Roger Johnson, Lonnie Johnson and Ricky Johnson. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.