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Benjamin Thomas Jr.

PINE RIVER — Benjamin Thomas Jr., age 75, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was born May 23, 1935, in Atlantic City, N.J., to Benjamin and Mary Thomas.

Ben is survived by his wife, Nina; children, Renee Zentmeyer (Bob), Bruce Thomas, Geno Foschi (Connie), Michael Foschi (Claudia), LuAnn Foschi, Jane Erickson (Kenny), David Charpentier (Julie), Kenneth Charpentier (Kathleen); sister, Marion Guerrera (Jerry); 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife, Paula Thomas.

Services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River, with Father Bruce Engen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.