|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1981|
RAYMOND BENSON, 68, OF LANESBORO, SUCCUMBS
Raymond Benson, 68, of Lanesboro, a former rural Lanesboro farmer and retired Heco Co. employee, died Friday of an apparent heart attack while visiting in Spring Grove.
Mr. Benson was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Lanesboro and married Olga Ganrud on Aug. 20, 1938, in Spring Grove. They farmed in the Lanesboro area until he served with the Army during World War II. After his discharge he operated a restaurant in Spring Grove until returning to farming in the Lanesboro area. He was later employed in the maintenance department of the Fillmore County Highway Department, and retired six years ago as an employee of the Heco Company in Harmony.
Mr. Benson was a member of the Lanesboro American Legion Post and the Sons of Norway Lodge, and as well as a member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program in Rushford.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Darrel (Karen) Flattum of Lanesboro; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two brothers Donald of Minneapolis and Darrel of Lewiston. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
The funeral is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Paul H. Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove with military honors accorded by the Lanesboro American Legion Post.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and at the church for one hour before the service Tuesday. (Obituary from the files of the Lanesboro Museum, Lanesboro, Minnesota)
Rognald Olauf Benson (1890 - 1963)
Emilie Josephine Jacobson Benson (1890 - 1965)
Olga Claretha Ganrud Benson (1904 - 1989)*
Leroy Gerald Benson (1909 - 1972)*
Stanley Lavender Benson (1910 - 1978)*
Raymond Evert Benson (1912 - 1981)
Ernest Orval Benson (1915 - 1933)*
Merle Grant Benson (1917 - 1973)*
Leila E. Benson Johnson (1922 - 1975)*
Darrell Robert Benson (1927 - 2010)*
Created by: Patricia Hampton
Record added: Apr 09, 2011
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