Bennie Benson

Bennie Benson

Thursday, February 17th, 1938 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Bennie Benson, 82, of Union City, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Oaklawn
Hospital in Marshall. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the Moose Lodge
in Coldwater. Interment of ashes will be held at West Girard Cemetery. Cremation services have
been provided by Dutcher Funeral Home.
Bennie was born February 17, 1938 in Foley, Alabama to Benjamin & Johanna (Hazewinkel)
Benson. He married JoAnne Cavinder on November 21, 1959 in Tekonsha, MI. She preceded
him in death on July 4, 2002.
Bennie started working in construction right out of High School working for different companies
such as Legg Lumber, Albright’s builders, Hawkin’s Floor, and others. He remained a self
employed floor covering/installer and eventually retired from Shemel’s Carpet. Bennie could
pitch a mean horseshoe, cued more than his share of pool sticks and spent many hours bowling
in couples leagues with our mama.
Golf became his game as he and JoAnne grew older. Again, teeing off together in couples
leagues and later on his own in a senior league at Turtle Creek Golf Club. His proudest moment
was the day he got a hole-in-one at a senior tournament!
He was a member of the Coldwater Moose Lodge 677, serving as Prelate, Junior Governor, and
trustee. He also served at the Marshall Moose Lodge organizing dances with the love of his life,
our mama.
He found great joy in his grandchildren, a smile illuminating his face whenever he would see
them. That same love and joy grew as he became a great grandpa. It truly was rare not to see a
smile gracing his face.
Bennie is survived by his children Gregory Benson of Helena, MT, Benjamin Benson of Union
City, Teresa (Scott) McKinnon of Union City, his grandchildren Lyndsey, Katie & Abigail
McKinnon, Nathan, Josiah & Hannah Benson and his great grandchildren Alice, Hope, Flynn, Brooklyn,
Aurora & Amyah. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandson Joshua
Wilson in 2012.
Memorials may be directed to the Coldwater Moose Lodge.
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Cyndra Moore

Posted at 07:06pm
Greg, Teresa, and Benjy..As I sit here trying to write this, it brings tears knowing the countless memories that our families shared thoughout the years..The Camping, the fishing, of course Dad and your dad pitching those Horseshoes. My thoughts and prayers are with each of, you. You have not idea how happy Dad was to see him at his Birthday Party, when he showed up with Steve and Alice. Please hold on to each other and never forget how important it is for the three of you to be a family together. Our Prayers are with you.

Rudy and Cyndi Moore
Nicole and Brandon Daniels
Dana and Patrick Burke
Danielle Reynolds

Bob Fast

Posted at 12:47pm
RIP Bennie, so gonna miss your smiling face and personality. Thursday AM Golf league is going to miss you😢

Kim Moore

Posted at 04:58pm
I'm so sorry for your loss 😭 He was a great man and yes always had a smile on his face. I will truly miss him and miss my kiss I got every time I walked into the Moose or he walked in.

Gail Casebeer Barker

Posted at 03:55pm
Prayers to your family. I remember him well my dad Lloyd Casebeer thought the world of him. Gail Casebeer Barker

Marlene Houtz

Posted at 03:31pm
Not a day goes by after hearing of Bens passing that I don't remember his smiling Face!!! It was an honor Knowing your Dad... He will be Greatly Missed!!! Your All in My Thoughts and Prayers.. Love Marlene

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