March 19, 1962 – December 9, 2016


Margaret Lauri Benn, age 54, Fergus Falls, MN died Friday, December 9, 2016 at her home in Fergus Falls, MN.

Funeral services will Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.

Margaret was born March 19, 1962 in St. Cloud, MN to James H. and Marilyn E. (Peel) Benn. She graduated from Apollo High School in 1980 and received a degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Margaret married Dale Pauling in 1984 and they later divorced. Margaret was employed as a computer technician for the Matanuska Telephone Company in Eagle River, AK. She lived in Wasilla, AK, then St. Cloud, MN and finally in Fergus Falls, MN.

Survivors include her son, Ryan (Adrienne) Pauling of Wasilla, AK; daughter, Nicole (Ryan) Snyder of Kotzebue, AK; father, James Benn of Waite Park, MN; brother, Jeff (Jacqueline) Benn of Clearwater, MN; and three grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her mother.