RONALD B. BENSON(1934 - 2014)

RONALD B. BENSON Born: Dec. 1, 1934; in Mazon Died: Jan. 10, 2014; in Morris Ronald B. Benson, 79, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris with Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date. Masonic rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Born December 1, 1934 in Mazon, he was the son of Noble and Anna(Skogen) Benson. He graduated from Mazon Township High School with the class of 1952. Later he graduated from DeVry Institute in Chicago. Ronald married Janice Gordon on June 21, 1958 in Mazon at the Park Street Congregational Church. For most of their married life they lived in Plainfield and Morris. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as an ironworker for Local No. 1 in Chicago. Survivors include his loving wife, Janice of Morris; two sons, Dale(Kim)Benson of Tomball, Texas and Scott (Maureen) Benson of St. Peters, Missouri; one daughter, Kim(Thomas) Page of Montgomery; one daughter-in-law, Susan Benson of Pontiac; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; one brother, David(Daleene) Benson of Lynnwood, Washington; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Michael in 2012; three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Gerald Benson; three sisters, Bernice Reader, Anna Mae Blake and Melva Welch. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mazon Mason Lodge No. 826, Boot Kickers Dance Club and former volunteer fireman and an EMT in Bolingbrook . He enjoyed his time on the computer, auction sales and camping. Memorials may be given to the American Kidney foundation. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at

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Fruland Funeral Home
121 West Jefferson Street Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-0700
Published in Morris Herald-News on Jan. 11, 2014