Obit: Benson, John S. (1947? - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Benson, Fritz, Selby

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/12/2014

Benson, John S. (1947? - 12 DEC 2014)

John S. Benson, 67, of Hatley, formerly of Wausau, passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Ministry St. Clare's Hospital in Weston.

John was a patriot, outdoorsman, entrepreneur and faithful servant of God. Characterized by a witty and sharp sense of humor with a quick smile, John was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends, neighbors and fellow churchmen. As John used to say, there are no strangers, only those who have yet to become friends.

Early in his career, John got started working in banking and carried that experience into farm equipment, trucking, home construction and sales. An aficionado of fast cars and coffee shops, John thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cribbage and motorcycles. Most recently, John was an impactful ambassador and spokesperson for the “Livestrong” program at the Weston YMCA. John was a strong, proud and loving man, as well as a supportive son, identical twin, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

John is survived by his wife, Sandy (Blanchard); his mother, Ruth; twin brother, Mike; sister-in-law, Paulette; four children, John, Jennifer, Philip and Meredith; nephew, Jeff; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and former wives, Rosemary (Fritz) and Donna (Selby). John's friends and family will dearly miss him.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 6601 Alderson St., Schofield, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a memorial service and lunch to follow.

A memorial will be made in John's name to the “Livestrong” program at the Weston YMCA. Please direct your donations to the family at Bethany Baptist Church.

Note: Birth information was not published with obituary.



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