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Josephine C. Benson

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Josephine C. Benson, 100 years of age, died on Thursday, October 31 at her home at Traditions in Preston, Minn., where she resided for the last 4.5 years.

Jo was born on September 15, 1913 in Owatonna, Minn. to John and Mary Pelinka. She graduated from high school in Owatonna, Minn. and attended college. She remained in Owatonna while her husband, Raymond served in the Navy during World War II. Following his separation from the military after the war, they made their home in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Jo worked as a Ward Secretary at Hennepin Medical Center (then Swedish Hospital) until her retirement. She then worked as a day care provider until her 87th birthday.

Jo is survived by her 3 children, Carolyn Pittman (William) of Merrill, Wisconsin; Robert Benson (Sandra) of Preston, Minn., and Richard Benson (Vicki) of Minneapolis.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rebekah, Stephanie, Matth,ew, and Bethany and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and her two brothers.

A very special thank you to her friends and all the staff at Traditions for their friendship and loving care during her time at Traditions and particularly her final weeks.

An informal Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Traditions in Preston. She will be buried with her husband in the National Veterans Cemetery at Ft. Snelling.


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8:39:45, Nov 6th 2013

cbothun1234 says:
I will miss you forever and always lady! You have made such a positive impact on all you touched. My prayers go to the family!