Virgil J. Benson
Benson, Virgil J. Passed away in Grand Island, NE on August 25, 2020 due to progressive heart failure. Born Feb. 21, 1935 to Rudy and Helen Benson in Rush City, MN. Graduated 1953 from West High in Mpls. and served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 in Germany. He married Dorothy Bergsten in Anoka, MN in 1957. The family lived in MN until moving to Nebraska in 1966. He drove for Arrow Stage Lines including tours with wife as tour guide. He was always ready with a smile, quick and funny response and a cup of coffee. Baking was a favorite hobby, his cinnamon rolls were fantastic. He is survived by his son Eric (Jeanette) and daughter Marlys (Randy) Gookin; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brother Lowell Benson (Eloise Graham); nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by first wife Dorothy; second wife Caroline Benson; and brother Robert Fagerholm. Services have been held.
Published on October 18, 2020
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