Benson, Christi Lee age 70, of Edina, passed away October 7th, 2020 after a 15 month, relentless battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Her mental and physical strength throughout this time was nothing short of incredible. Although she spent much of this time facing 50+ procedures, surgeries and treatments, her love of life and focus on family and friends were always her priority. She realized after her diagnosis that her remaining time was short, but faced this reality by truly living each day. Christi was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to plan parties, create memories with her grandchildren, and celebrate others. She saw the positive in everything and had a deep, spiritual faith. She was preceded in death by her father Jerome Westlund; step daughter Michelle Hoffman, and her granddaughter Julia Hoffman. She is survived by her husband Wayne; her daughter Heidi (Brian) Wasserman; her step children Elizabeth (Pete) Wilder, John (Jenny) Benson and Charles (Keri) Benson; mother Virginia Duepner; sister Cheryl (Kenneth) Stricklen; brother Jay (Margo) Westlund; 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 23 at 1 pm, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Norman- dale Rd, Edina. All those attending the service must register at… You may also call 952-920-8515 x246 to register. Family and friends are also invited to join via livestream at Christi's life verse: Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy- think about these things- phil. 4:8 Memorials preferred to the Michelle and Julia Hoffman Memorial Fund at

Published on October 18, 2020