Gene Benson

November 30, 1927 — March 13, 2017

Gene Benson

Gene Benson, 89, of New Windsor, IL died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Trinity, Rock Island.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17th at Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.  Burial will be in New Windsor Petrie Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola on Thursday, March 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by Masonic Services.  Memorials may be left for Calvary Lutheran Church or New Windsor Fire Department First Responders.

Arthur Eugene Benson was born November 30, 1927 in New Windsor, IL the son of Arthur Elmer and Ethel Francis Swanson Benson.  He attended New Windsor High School.  From 1951 – 1953, he served in the United States Army.  On May 23, 1953 he married Dolores “Del” Teems in Rolla, MO.  Gene was a farmer, trucker and horseman.  He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Viola Masonic Lodge, New Windsor American Legion, Edwards River Antique Engine Association and served on the New Windsor Fair Board.  Gene loved working, riding and driving horses and completing jigsaw puzzles.  He enjoyed antique equipment and camping on trail-rides in Missouri.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Del Benson of New Windsor, children:  Alan Benson of Aledo, Janet Harms of New Windsor and Lisa (Pat) Oberg of Moline, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters:  Marjorie Young, Helen Whitenack and Lois Luallen.

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