THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Grace E. Benson
Issue Date: July 19, 2017
Grace Ellen (Woodward) Benson, 74, of Stephenson, MI., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 29, 1943 in Waukegan, Ill., to the late Arthur and Rose (Paukner) Woodward, she married Rodney Benson on Dec. 19, 1960. She worked for many years at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility and Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
She enjoyed going to garage sales, crocheting, flowers and watching the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, but mostly time with family.
Survivors include her husband, Rodney of Stephenson, Mi.; a son, Jeffrey of Menominee, Mi.; two daughters, Marie Bankenbusch of Everett, Wa. and Melissa (Jody) Bebo of Marinette; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; four sisters and four brothers.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rod; a daughter, Gail; two brothers and two sisters.
Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson on Wednesday, July 19 from 4 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dave Christenson officiating. Burial will be in Mellen Township Cemetery on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m.