MANCHESTER Marit L. (Lund) Benson, 104, formerly of Baldwin, New York, passed away at 12:34 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Pleasant Acres Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Carl Benson. Mrs. Benson was born September 18, 1908, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of the late Ludwig and Agnes (Anderson) Lund. At a young age, Marit returned to Norway with her family and then in 1926 returned to Bronx, New York. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Baldwin, New York where she was a member of their Choir; Soloist; Ladies Guild and the Seniors. Mrs. Benson is survived by her daughter, Rita Loveland of Manchester; and nieces and nephews. Marit was preceded in death by a son, C. Frederick Benson. Her funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 S. Main St., Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 beginning at 11 a.m., at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 2332 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY. Burial will be Thursday at Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead, New York. To share memories of Marit please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 9, 2012