Went to be with the Lord January 1, 2013 Age 36, of So. St. Paul Ben is survived by parents, Robert and Theresa; brothers, Nic (Adrien); and Josh; sisters, Esther (Chris) Claypool, Naomi and Sarah; nieces and nephews, Micah, Amelia, Ethan, Owen, Claire, Ulya, Jordan and Stephen. Memorial Service at River of God Church 2490-7th Ave E., No. St. Paul Fri., Jan 4, 8pm, friends may gather 2 hrs prior to service. Private Interment. Ben spent several years as a missionary in Mexico and Honduras. His passions were diving, wrestling, mixed martial arts and all sports. Memorial preferred to missions. The Funeral Directors 651-645-1233.