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Roger E. Benjamin

November 21, 1930 — October 20, 2020

Roger E. Benjamin, 89, of Gilmore City, passed away at the Long-Term Care Unit at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, October 20, 2020.

Roger was born November 21, 1930 to Fred and Beulah (Jacobson) Benjamin. He grew up in rural Bradgate and graduated from Bradgate High School in 1948. He was married to Marian (Claussen) Benjamin on August 19, 1951. They enjoyed 54 years together and had seven children. The couple lived in Clare, Minnesota, Bradgate, Gilmore City and most recently in Humboldt at the Long-Term Care Facility of the Humboldt Hospital. Roger spent his early years farming and later as a salesman and worked as a Mary Jane route driver, Lane’s Clothing in Humboldt and Oak’s Nursery in Gilmore City. Through the years Roger and Marian enjoyed dancing, card club, gardening, auctions and collecting antiques. Roger enjoyed visiting with friends and had an impeccable knack of striking up a conversation with anyone he met. He had an amazing memory and was quite a story teller. He was a charter member of the Gilmore City Lion’s Club, active with Gilmore City Development Corporation and First Lutheran Church.

Roger is survived by his children, Dan Benjamin, Jenny (Paul) Abens, Amy (Dennis) Ford of Gilmore City, Sam (Sue) Benjamin, Cedar Rapids, Jane (Jeff) Nielsen, Arnolds Park, Marie (John) Thomas, Spencer, and Emily (Norville) Haynes, Humboldt, 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Gerald (DeLores) Benjamin, Richard (Connie) Benjamin, Audrey Rutz and Arlene Jones and sister-in-law Chantal Benjamin. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marian, in-laws Henry and Mildred Claussen, brothers Darrell and Stanley Benjamin, brothers-in-law Darrel Jones and Don Rutz, sister-in-law Merna Benjamin, as well as Marian’s siblings and their spouses.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 23rd at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home, Humboldt. Private family funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24th at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home, burial will follow in Marble Valley Cemetery in Gilmore City.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

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