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Allen C. Benson

April 11, 2017
Allen C. Benson
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Allen C. Benson, 68 of Siren, WI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by family.

Allen was born on April 28, 1948 in Siren, WI, to Arnold and Gladys (Brethorst) Benson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Frederic High School in 1966. His love of farming with his Grandpa and Grandma Benson and Aunt Bernice planted a seed to purchase the farm, making it a third generation homestead. Allen was an EMT for 12 years, a patrolman for West Sweden Township, Trade Lake Township, and he worked for the Burnett County Highway Department, retiring in 2011.

In 1991 he met and fell head over heels in love with the beautiful brunette woman from the bank, Barb Meyer. They married on July 14, 1992, and with this union, he was blessed with the bonus of two daughters, Kim and Kerri. Allen was relieved when Chad and Jeff joined the family. The birth of five beautiful granddaughters made his family complete. These girls became his favorite people.

He started playing guitar in high school and eventually joined a band that played locally. His love of playing guitar and harmonica lasted his entire life. He shared his love of music and guitar playing with his oldest granddaughters. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing Xbox, camping, campfires, watching the Minnesota Twins and Green Bay Packers, along with motorcycling with his wife and friends. Allen would spend many hours watching his granddaughters' sporting events and going to their concerts. He loved playing bingo, card games and Carrom with his granddaughters, family and friends.

One of the things on Allen's bucket list was to spend a winter in Arizona. In 2012 he was able to check that off his list. He spent the winter motorcycling, sitting by a campfire with other retirees. While in Arizona, he created the character, "Mean Mr. Cactus", whom he would draw pictures of and send to his granddaughters.

Allen will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his contagious laughter, his work ethic and his love for his family and friends.

Allen is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Barb (Meyer) Benson of Siren, WI; daughters, Kim (Jeff) Korhonen of New Richmond, WI, and Kerri (Chad) Oachs of Grantsburg, WI; granddaughters, Alaina, Olivia and Sophia Oachs and Kenley and Khloe Korhonen; sisters, Trudy McClintock of Lino Lakes, MN and Jane (Terry) Taylor of Frederic, WI; step mother-in-law, Bev Meyer of Frederic, WI; brothers-in-law, Bob (Jeanne) Meyer of Grantsburg, WI, Duane (Beth) Meyer of Hayward, WI, Gary (Collete) Meyer of Elk River, MN, Rodney (Patty) Meyer of Grantsburg, WI, Harley (Patty) Meyer of Grantsburg, WI, Jim (Donna) Meyer of Grantsburg, WI, David Meyer of Grantsburg, WI, and Mike (Sheila) Meyer of Grantsburg, WI; nephews, Ryan (Michelle) Taylor of Frederic, WI, and Dustin Taylor of Frederic, WI; niece, Sally (Paul) Scheierl of Circle Pines, MN; and many more nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Gladys Benson; brother, Lyle Benson; father-in-law, Willard Meyer; mother-in-law, Dorothy Meyer; sister-in-law, Donna Mae Meyer; nephews, Matt McClintock, Brandon Taylor, Christ Coy; and niece, Jennifer Meyer.

Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Monday, April 17th from 4 to 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grantsburg, WI, on Tuesday, April 18th - visitation at church will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Allen will be laid to rest at St. Dominic's Catholic Cemetery in Frederic.

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.

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Visitation

Monday

17

Apr

4:00 PM 4/17/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/17/2017 7:00:00 PM
Rowe Funeral Home - Frederic

101 Cedar Street
Frederic, WI 54837

Rowe Funeral Home - Frederic
101 Cedar Street Frederic 54837 WI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

18

Apr

10:00 AM 4/18/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

411 State Road 70
Grantsburg, WI 54840

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
411 State Road 70 Grantsburg 54840 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

Apr

11:00 AM 4/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

411 State Road 70
Grantsburg, WI 54840

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
411 State Road 70 Grantsburg 54840 WI
United States
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