L. Daniel Benson, 88

L. Daniel Benson, age 88, formerly of Cokato, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

A funeral service will take place Friday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at Washburn McReavy Hillside Chapel, 2610 19th Avenue NE (Hwy 88), Minneapolis. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service.

L. Daniel Benson was born May 3, 1929, on the family farm north of Cokato, the firstborn son of Clarence and Hazel (Morris) Benson. He was baptized and confirmed at North Crow River Lutheran Church.

Daniel attended school at Birch Lake and later, Myrback School. He attended Cokato High School, and he worked on the farm with his dad, before relocating to Minneapolis.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mona; children Vicky (Brian) Zumberge, and Michael Benson; step-children Kim (Doug) Kraska, and Brian Knutson; grandchildren Troy and Kristin Zumberge; 11 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

Daniel is further survived by his brothers, Philip (Kristia) Benson of Cokato, and Rodney (Kay) Benson of Hutchinson; sister, Pauline Bratt of St. Cloud; brother-in-law Gene Rice of Kimball; other loving family and friends; and his cat, Lily.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Rice; and brother, Charles Benson.

Daniel was a kind, gentle, and loving man who will be greatly missed.

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