Edwin B. Benson - June 07, 2009Former Hordville resident Edwin B. Benson, 79, of Fremont, died Saturday, June 7, 2009 at Allegent-Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Fremont with Revs. Ron Nelson and Mavin Suhr officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Benson was born Jan. 25, 1930 in Hordville where he grew up and graduated from Hordville High School in 1947. He moved to Fremont in 1949 and worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Company.
In 1952 and 1953 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, returning to Fremont to work with Geo. A. Hormel until retiring in 1984.
He married Ann Ferrara in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 19, 1953.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie #200 and Fremont VFW Post 854.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; one daughter, Kathy (Tom) Von Kienast of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; one son, Gregg (Marci) Benson of Kearney; two sisters, Agnes Andreasen of Grand Island and Esther Kuhn of Ames, Iowa; one brother, Floyd Benson of Waukee, Iowa; five gandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials have been established to Peace Lutheran Church building fund and Nebraska Childrens Home.