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Benhard "Benny" BensonBenhard âBennyâ Benson was born on May 05, 1934 at home in De Graff, MN, to parents Ben and Antoinette (Waters) Benson. He was baptized in the Catholic Church in De Graff and graduated from the Benson High School. On June 27, 1959, Benny was united in marriage to Irene DeMeyer in Marshall. They made their home in Marshall. They were blessed with three children, Allen, Nancy and Mark. Benny worked various jobs in Marshall and finished his career at Waste Management. He was blessed with a strong Catholic faith and was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Church. He was happiest when he was outdoors or working with his hands. He cherished time spent with family and especially his grandchildren. Benny died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the White Pines Assisted Living Center in Cottage Grove, MN. He is survived by three children Allen (Donna) Benson of Cottage Grove, Nancy (Ken) Ortmann of Marshall and Mark (Becky) Benson of Redwood Falls; seven grandchildren, Jordan (Tanya) Ortmann of Colorado Springs, Ryan (Insun) Ortmann of Daegu, South Korea, Drew Benson of Cottage Grove, Sam, Nate, Tom and Emily Benson all of Redwood Falls; four great grandchildren, Konner, Samantha, Shea and Suji; one sister Barbara of Morris and three brothers Randy and Rodney of Benson and Dennis of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sisters Allouise and Mary and infant brother Frederick. Blessed be his memory.
We are so sorry to hear of Benny's passing. David loved working with Benny at Ritter's. David also liked going fishing with him & Hank. David liked to go down to Benny's for coffee & to shoot the breeze. Whenever I saw him he always called me Mrs. Lanners & asked me how I was doing. He had a heart of gold & will be missed by so many. Now Benny & Irene can be back together again. Angels watching over us all.
David & Dawn Lanners Apr 9 2018 5:18 PM
I met Benny while working at Borch's. I loved seeing his red truck pull up and knew Benny was coming in for his Saturday morning visit. He always sweetened his visit just a little with a couple tootsie rolls. I enjoyed hearing Benny talk about how much he loved his wife, family, grandkids and fishing. He was one of those "good guys" you are privileged to get to know. My condolences to the family. Rest easy Benny.
Jane Mellenthin Apr 9 2018 1:25 PM
Sincere condolences to all. Praying for peace for all of you.
Gwen and Scott Russell Apr 8 2018 9:47 PM
Nancy it is very hard to loose your Dad, there is something special about a daughter and her Dad. Time does heal all wounds. It will become easier and you will be able to remember the good times. You have my sympathy.
Debra Burthus Apr 7 2018 1:02 PM
My sympathy to all Benson families. When Benhard and his brothers got together it was like a regular comedy routine. They would jab and rib each other to no end and the jokes went on forever. Lets remember those good times. Rest In Peace Benhard.
Donholms Apr 7 2018 12:47 PM
My heart goes out to the Benson family. I was fortunate to have Benny as a neighbor for 16 years. We enjoyed our nightly visits and shared many laughs. Benny was my best friend and I will miss him. Rest in peace Benny.
Chris Arndorfer Apr 7 2018 12:25 AM
Al, Donna, Drew, and the rest of the family, our sincere sympathy to you. We are going to miss that ole Swede and all his funny stories and his opinions. Pheasant season won't be the same without him.
Kevin, Karyn, Brandon, and Brianna Apr 6 2018 10:31 PM