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Benson, John J., III – Obituary

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John J. Benson III, 60, of Muncie, Ind., died Oct. 13, 2002, at Williamsburg Village.

A private memorial service will be scheduled later.

Mr. Benson was born at Camden, N.J., the son of Virginia Campbell Benson and John J. Benson II. He taught at Royerton Elementary School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. His memberships included St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Isanogel Center, where he had been on the board of directors.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Marianne Hardtke Benson; two sons, Dr. Sean Benson, who has a dental office in Baker City, and Brett Benson and his fiancee, Kathryn Wood, of Chicago; his mother-in-law, Doris Hardtke of Mapleton, Minn.; and an aunt, Betty Benson of Fort Myers, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John J. Benson III, scholarship fund, through The Old National Bank, 110 E. Main St., Muncie, IN 47305 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 7301 Georgetown, No. 112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

The Meeks Mortuary of Muncie, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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