Robert R. Benson

Born: Sun., Sep. 1, 1929
Died: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 08, 2018
Location: Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church


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Robert R. Benson, age 89 of Clear Lake, WI, died on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery.

Robert Rudolph Benson was born on September 1, 1929 in Clear Lake, WI, the son of Rudolph & Jennie (Moberg) Benson.  He grew up in the Clear Lake area, was baptized and confirmed at the Swedish Congregational Church and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1948.  On July 11, 1949,  Robert was married to Mary F. Thomas at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Together they made their home in Clear Lake and raised 3 children, Linda, Larry & Roger.   In addition to farming, Bob owned and operated milk truck routes for several years.  He later drove fuel bulk trucks for Farmers Union before purchasing his own.   Bob went on to build, and ran Westside Petroleum in Clear Lake for many years, providing fuel and repair services to the Clear Lake community.    After selling his business, he went on to work in Amery as a  mechanic.  During his retirement, Bob drove school bus for Clear Lake Schools for another 15 years.  He enjoyed woodworking, building everything from furniture to homes.  In his spare time, Bob also enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing.  He was an active member of the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph & Jennie Benson;
sisters, Ardell Brihn & Violet Johnson

Survived by
Wife  
Mary Benson  -  Clear Lake, WI

Children
Linda (Sam) Jentzsch   -  Lake Mills, WI
Larry  (Denise) Benson  -  Clear Lake, WI
Roger (Marilyn) Benson   -  Emerald, WI

Grandchildren
Michael (Stephanie) Norris,  Ryan Benson,  Stacie Benson,  Rachel (Lincoln)Weiner,
Trisha (David) Packard,   Alison (Ryan) Hackbart, Ashley (Casey) Kelleher

Great-Grandchildren
Shelby Norris,  Earl Norris, A.J. Norris, Teagan Benson, Nadia Benson, William Packard,
Brett Hackbart, Brynn Hackbart, Kya Kelleher, Natalie Kelleher, Madison Weiner

Sister
Crystal Hanson

Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

Funeral Service  11 am on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the  United Covenant Church in Clear Lake,  WI

Visitation on Monday, October 8, 2018  at the  Funeral Home from 4 - 7 pm

and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Clergy  -   Rev. Steve Allison         Music  -  Margaret Peterson    &     Craig & Pam Moriak

Casketbearers  -  Mike Norris,  Ryan Benson,  Stacie Benson,  Rachel Weiner,
Ali Hackbart,  & Ashley Kelleher

Interment   -  Swedish Congregational Cemetery  -  Clear Lake, WI

Scheuermann - Hammer Funeral Home & Cremation Services -  Clear Lake, WI
www.clearlakefuneralhome.com

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