Verle Benson

Nov. 6, 1926-June 15, 2013

CANBY – Services for Verle Benson, 86, of Canby will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at First Presbyterian Church in Canby. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at the Canby City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Canby Military Honor Squad. Memorials are preferred to Sanford Hospice at 900 2nd Ave., Madison, MN 56256 or to the Alzheimer’s Assc. of Minnesota~North Dakota at 7900 West 78thSt., Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55439.

He died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1926, on the family farm in Oshkosh Township to Lester and Esther (Griffin) Benson. He entered the U.S. Navy Air Corps and was stationed on the Island of Guam and honorably discharged in 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Doreen of Canby; daughters, Sherry Boraas of Menomonie, Wis., Janet of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Jody Wilde of Lakeville; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Monke of Canby.