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August 22, 1934 - October 1, 2017

Jimmie was born August 22, 1934 in Cedar Township, Adams County, North Dakota to Orlando and Tena (Dahle) Benson. He attended country schools in the Mabel area, and was a member of the ScheieLutheran Church.  In his earlier years he worked for the Mabel Creamery, and Erie Mining Company in northern Minnesota. He spent the majority of his life farming in the Mabel area, which he loved, and later working for Fred Carlson Company.  In his retirement he enjoyed going to auctions, buying and selling farm equipment. Loved spending time with family and friends especially his Sweetheart Dorothy Opsahl, who also took such good care of him these past few years. Jimmie was known for his warm smile, sweet personality and sense of humor. Always had a wave for everyone he met.

Jimmie passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home surrounded by family at the age of 83.

Jimmie is survived by three daughters Rosilee Brock of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Rossy (Chris) Tranaas of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Lisa (Mike) Johnson of Canton, Minnesota; a son Rick Benson of Mabel; daughter-in-law Sandy Benson of Mabel; thirteen grandchildren Cherri Seeley, Bernie Baker, Cylee Brock, Dylan, Tate, and Olivia Tranaas, Caleb, Carly, and Connor Benson, and Parker, Dakota, Hunter, and Gavin Johnson; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; two sisters Lois (Dale) Honsey of Lanesboro, Minnesota, and Mary (Curt) Bakke of Mabel; and one brother Larry Benson of Mabel.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Benson; his parents; four brothers Arnold, Robert, Laverne, and Donald; one sister Lorraine (Jarvis) Peterson; and son-in-law Bruce Brock.

Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 Wednesday, October 4th at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the Church.

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