Benson, Charles Samuel age 83, of Bloomington, passed away March 16, 2017. Preceded in death by his wife Janet, his parents, Hazel and Clarence Benson, and his sister Jean Rice. Survived by his daughters and their husbands, Andrea Benson and Scott McLaughlin, and Kara and Justin Barrow; grandchildren, Sophia, Isabel, Brendan and Julian; siblings Daniel Benson (Mona), Rodney Benson (Kay), Pauline Bratt, and Philip Benson (Kris); brother-in-law Gene Rice (Jan); and many other family members and friends. Charles was born in Cokato, MN. He and Janet made their home in Edina for 45 years, and raised their daughters there. Charles taught art in the Edina Public Schools, retiring in 1993. Earlier in his career he taught in Minnetonka and Frankfurt, Germany. In retirement, he was an active weaver, gardener and volunteer. Memorial service Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Woodlake Lutheran Church, 7525 Oliver Avenue S., Richfield. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation is 1 hour prior to service at the church. Memorials preferred to Woodlake Heritage Endowment Fund. Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226

Published on March 19, 2017

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