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Benskin, Chester 1909-2000


Posted By: Barbara Hug (email)
Date: 8/20/2010 at 01:27:13

Chester Benskin, 91

Funeral services for Chester Benskin, 91, Stanton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak with Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery in Stanton. Memorials are suggested to the Stanton Fire and Rescue. Mr. Benskin died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) at the Stanton Care Center.

He was born May 16, 1909, in Champaign, IL, to Joseph and Emma (Neal) Benskin. He was united in marriage to Selma Anderson Feb. 4, 1931, at Stanton. He lived most of his life on a farm in Montgomery County. They moved into Stanton in 1966. He was a farmer and also did sheep shearing and worked as a butcher in a locker for many years. He was a member of the Red Oak Presbyterian Church, Tarkio Lodge #645 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge in Stanton, where he had served as Past Master and a past Noble Grand of Union Lodge #176 I.O.O.F. in Red Oak. He also spent time at the Stanton Senior Citizens Center. He had hobbies of hunting, fishing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Selma Benskin, Nov. 2, 1989; an infant son; a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include a son, Glen Benskin and his wife, Betty, of rural Red Oak; three granddaughters, Debra Honeyman of Cape May Point, NJ, Barbara Lewellen and her husband, Randy, of Stanton, and Cheryl Benskin of Kansas City, MO; five great-grandchildren, Gary, Audra and Scott Honeyman, Landon and Cameron Lewellen; other relatives and many friends. ~ The Red Oak Express, Nov 7 2000, Page 2A, column 1 & 2


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