Burnette Walter Benson 85, of the Yuba City, passed away on May 9, 2013 from an auto accident in Wisconsin. Born August 18, 1927 in Hillsboro, ND. A resident of the Yuba- Sutter area for 40 years. He was a Clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.
A retired Senior Master Sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.
A member of the First Lutheran Church in Yuba City, and a member of Sons of Norway.
Survivors include a daughter, Janie Benson; sons: Charles Benson (Deborah), Bruce Benson (Sherly); 3 grandchildren: Shawn Benson, Amanda Benson, and Sherie-Joe Tupas; sister Helen Gronmeyer.
Preceded in death by his wife Ida Harriet Benson, and two sisters: Nina Jarvis and Lorraine Taylor.
Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mike Franckowiak, officiating. Inurnment will be at 12:00 noon at Sutter Cemetery with Military Honors by Beale AFB Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on May 26, 2013