|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1936|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2011|
Mert finished his earthly journey on November 3, 2011.
He was born on August 14, 1936 in Orofino, Idaho.
Mert's family moved to Oregon in 1941 and it was there that he grew up. He served in the National Guard for 10 years and received recognition for excellent marksmanship skills. He worked for the SP&S Railroad as well as Burlington Northern for a total of 37 years. Mert retired as a Track Inspector for BN in 1996.
Mert was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lillian Benson, brother, Charles Benson and son, David Benson; brother in law Pat Larsen; Niece, Cora Reed and nephews; Randy Grossmick and Pat Larsen, Jr.
Mert is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary K. Benson, son Lloyd Benson Cathy Wulf and his children; Kristen, Lloyd, Jennifer, Donna and Angelique Benson. Daughter Julie Randy Underwood and her children; Trina, Randal and Hannah Underwood, his sister Thelma Larsen and her children; Robin Larsen and Annie Larsen?Duncan.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2:00pm at Hillview Baptist Church, 1621 W. 27th Ave. in Kennewick.
Thankyou to all who prayed and cared for Mert.
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Della Meize
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99213412