Jean T. BenjaminJean T. Benjamin, 83, of Superior, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center Hospice, Duluth.
Jean T. Benjamin, 83, of Superior, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at St. Mary’s Medical Center Hospice, Duluth.
She was born July 26, 1925 in Minot, N.D., daughter of Frank and Agnes Cox.
Jean worked for Western Union from 1943 to 1958.
On January 10, 1955 in North Dakota, Jean T. Cox and Robert M. Benjamin were united in marriage.
Some of her interests included reading and bird watching; however, her greatest interest was spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
Jean was a member of Darrow Road Wesleyan Church, Superior.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Robert M. Benjamin, October 20, 2006; daughter, Kathy Benjamin, February 2, 1979; and brothers, Richard and Joe Cox.
Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Benjamin, Superior, Donna (John) Charbonneau, Durand, Ill., and Patty Benjamin, Superior; grandchildren, Allison (Trevor) Hendricks, Sheboygan, Wis., Christa (Dave) Kuntzelman, Atlanta, Ga., and Joshua (Becky) Charbonneau, Rockford, Ill.; and great-granddaughter, Kayla Hendricks, Sheboygan, Wis.
Visitation will be from 1 until the 2 p.m. service Saturday, March 21 at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church, with Reverend Jason Benjestorf officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Nathan Jensen, Nathan Carlsgaard, Norm Groehler, Joshua Charbonneau, John Charbonneau and Hank Vannett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Kuntzelman and Trevor Hendricks.
Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, at a later date.
Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements.