Henry Benson


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Henry E. Benson, 83, of Moline, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 246, Moline. Memorials can be made to Salvation Army or a favorite charity.
Henry was born June 30, 1929, in Moline, the son of Olof and Hulda Berg Benson. He married Doris Schutz on Nov. 24, 1951, at St. Anne's Church, East Moline.
Henry was a member of the Illinois National Guard and served as an Army sergeant during the Korean War.
Henry retired as a tool designer from International Harvester Works after 35 years.
He was a member of the former Moline Elks and the International Order of Good Templars (IOGT). He was active with the Moline Dad's Club, especially the annual Halloween Parade, building floats. He enjoyed metal and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; daughters, Teri Benson, Washington, D.C., and Barbara (Brian) Corless, Long Beach, Calif.; sons, David Benson, Moline, Richard Benson, Moline, and Michael (Regina) Benson, Gainesville, Fla.; and grandchildren, Michelle, Andrew and Matthew Corless, Kati Richer, Charles and Alexis Benson.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 



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