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Jean L. Benson

September 2, 1924 October 14, 2019
Jean L. Benson
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EDGERTON—Jean L. Benson, age 95, of Edgerton, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Azura Memory Care, Stoughton. She was born in the town of Dunkirk on Sept. 2, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Doris (LaFleur) Furseth. Jean married Stanley H. Benson on Feb. 26, 1942 at First Lutheran Church, Stoughton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1998.

Jean and Stan spent many wonderful years in Busseyville and Albion where they raised their family. Jean moved to Minocqua to live near her daughter and family, returning to Edgerton in 2005.

Jean was a stay at home mom most of her life. She took great pride in the up-keep of her home, along with providing healthy meals for her family. Her specialty was making delicious birthday cakes and M&M cookies for her family and friends. She also enjoyed writing short stories and letters to family and friends.

Jean is survived by 2 children; Judy Yoss and Gary Benson; 4 grandchildren: Daniel Benson, Lisa (fiancé, Bill Anderson) Griffin, Matthew (Leanne) Yoss and Kelly Yoss; 5 great grandchildren: Halee, Katey, Garrett, Ben and Norah; great great granddaughter, Stella; brother, Jon Furseth; and many loving nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son; brother, Marty Furseth; sister, Nancy Dahl; and son-in-law, David Yoss.

A Private Family Service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Burial will take place at Lutheran South Cemetery, Stoughton. Memorials may be made in Jean’s name to Central Lutheran Church, 100 W. Rollin St. Edgerton, WI 53534 or Agrace HospiceCare, 2901 N. Wright Rd, Janesville, WI 53546. APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, Edgerton is assisting the family.

“The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Azura Memory Care, Stoughton, as well as Agrace Hospice Care for the loving care given to Jean.”

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Cemetery Details


Lutheran South Cemetery Final Resting Place

County A
Stoughton, WI 53589

County A Stoughton 53589 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Agrace HospiceCare

Central Lutheran Church

100 W. Rollin St.
Edgerton, WI 53534

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