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Jon Paul Benson

January 2, 1938 July 2, 2020
Jon Paul  Benson
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Obituary for Jon Paul Benson

Jon Paul Benson, age 82, was born on January 2, 1938, in Worthington, MN, the son of Harold and Lorna (Rydman) Benson. He graduated from Worthington High School and then the University of Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science. Jon married Joyce Allar and they had two children, Christopher and Amy. Joyce died in 1988. Jon married Judy Johnson and they continued to live in the historic house that Jon had lived in. Jon was co-owner of Benson Brothers Funeral Home for over forty years, retiring in 2000. Jon was active in CCSI, Turkey Day, Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton House, and several other civic organizations. Jon spent many years in the Minnesota National Guards and served as a Captain. He had several hobbies including performing magic tricks, playing cards, and was an avid Star Wars collector. Jon's favorite holiday was July 4th, where he had an annual picnic for Worthington politicians, business owners, family, and friends. Jon died on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Jon is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Christopher; brothers, Robert (Jane) and Bill (Nancy); sister, Margaret Benson, and brother-in-law, Merv Nelson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; daughter, Amy; parents, Harold and Lorna, and sister, Mary Jo Nelson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeanette McCormick officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.

**In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to the Worthington Cemetery and the Nobles County Historical Society.

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Visitation

Thursday

9

Jul

9:30 AM 7/9/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/9/2020 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Thursday

9

Jul

10:30 AM 7/9/2020 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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