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Linda Marie Benson Obituary


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“To Larry and Family, How saddened I was to hear of the passing of your dear mother. She is now at peace in heaven with your dad. I remember...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marcella Podhajsky Pults - CO

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember all the fun we had at the farm. The oyster...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Joyce Paustian - Tripoli, IA

“Judy, Marie,Darlene, Larry, Jerry, Randy...Not much you can say when the last parent is taken home. The comfort comes in knowing where they are now....Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bill - Cedar Falls, IA

“I am so sorry Marie, about your mom. We just moved back to Iowa when my mom passed away in Sep. I always think of you and the girls. Hard to...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Whitmore - Waterloo, IA

“I have so many good memories of Linda. She loved her family so much & loved nature. Linda enjoyed life. She will always have a special place in my...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Elaine Wilkerson - Marshalltown, IA


Linda Marie Benson, 90, of Traer and formerly of Reinbeck died Wednesday December 17, 2008 at the Sunrise Hill Care and Rehab Center in Traer. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday December 22, 2008 at the Amity United Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Reinbeck Cemetery. The Cremation Society of Eastern-Central-Western Iowa is assisting with arrangements. Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She is survived by three sons and three daughters: Larry Benson of Conrad, IA; Marie Brown and husband Richard of Hudson, IA; Jerry Benson and wife Jolene Garwin, IA; Judy Benson-Rice and husband John of Lee's Summit, MO; Darlene Beller and husband Thomas, of Overland Park, KS; Randy Benson and wife Rita, of Reinbeck, IA. Also surviving are grandchildren Deanna McDougal, Green Mountain Falls, CO; Julie Foster, Overland Park, KS; Jodie Roettger, Cedar Falls, IA; Jeff Benson, Montour, IA; Joel Benson, Soloman, KS; Jason Benson, Newton, IA; Josh Benson, Maple Hill, KS; Lindsey Beller, Overland Park, KS; Allison Beller, Tacoma, WA; Ryan Benson, Dubuque, IA; Nathan Benson, Cedar Falls, IA; and Scott Benson Reinbeck, IA; and fourteen great-grandchildren. One sister, Florence Paustian, of Traer, IA, also survives her. Linda was born July 3, 1918 in Tama County to Adolf and Alma (Frahm) Starck. She grew up near Garwin and married Leslie Benson on February 14, 1939 in New Hampton, IA. Together they farmed near Reinbeck for over fifty years while raising their family. She was a member of Amity United Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck. She loved to spend time with her family, fish, garden and play cards. Her husband Leslie, her parents, a twin sister Lillian Yaggy, sister Francis Lane, two brothers, Elmer Starck and Clarence Starck, and a granddaughter Karrie Benson preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given in Linda's name to Amity United Presbyterian Church 1803 Hwy D65 Reinbeck, IA 50669 or Cedar Valley Hospice 310 East G. Ave Grundy Center, IA 50638.