Gerald A. “Jerry” Benson
Gerald A. “Jerry” Benson, age 76, peacefully passed away at his home on Nov. 10, 2011.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years Elizabeth (Liz); children Kathy (Ted) Dullum of Nisswa, Cheryl Benson (Jim Kelsea) of Brainerd, and Jeffrey (Julie) Benson of Pequot Lakes; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Murray, Teddy Dullum (Karli) Tony Dullum (Lucy), Leah Jones, Emma and Jack Benson; and great grandchildren Jake Murray, Tre’ Jones and Aubrey Dullum. He is also survived by his sisters Charlotte Hill of Osseo and Janice Herzog of Maple Grove, and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was a devoted husband and proud father and grandfather, full of unconditional love and support. His care and concern for others set an example for all. He will remain in our hearts forever and will be deeply missed.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011 at St. Francis Catholic Church and a viewing one hour prior. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 14, 2011 with family present in the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.
A memorial will be established in his name and may be directed to St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School.