Mary-Ann Louise Benson

Mary-Ann Louise Benson, 88

St. Cloud

February 6, 1925 - May 13, 2013

Funeral services will be 11:30AM on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Mary-Ann Louise Benson, 88, who died Monday, May 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis. Relatives and friends may call after 10:30AM at the funeral home on Thursday.

Mary-Ann was born February 6, 1925 in Minneapolis to Alex and Gerda (Erickson) Neslund. She married William "Bill" Benson on July 25, 1945 at Nokomis Lutheran Church. Mary-Ann enjoyed music, needle arts, and loved to garden at her home and cabin on Lake Sylvia. She loved Norwegian Rosemaling and was a member of Terrace Mills Rosemaler's Association. Mary-Ann had a strong faith and she will be dearly missed.

Mary-Ann is survived by her daughters, Louise (Delbert) Wickstrom of Worthington, Mary (Robert) Kovell of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Matthew (Kari) Redding of Mendota Heights, William (Abigail) Redding of Minnetonka; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Sophia, Haley Redding; and several nieces and nepehws.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Bill" Benson; infant son, Fritz "Butch;" and brother, Nels.

Memorials are preferred to Prairie River Home Care, Sartell.


Funeral Home

Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
1900 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 252-2522

Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 14, 2013