Kenneth Gordon Benson, 76, who was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Vernon and Mayme Benson, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013. On July 13, 1963, he married Esther Wittmier and they lived in the Minneapolis area where he was employed by Unisys (formerly Burroughs) until his retirement and subsequent move to Cape Coral.
He loved traveling - especially in the western U.S., golfing, bowling, rock collecting, fishing, metal detecting and camping. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; his children, Barbara (Pete) Keith, Luann (Paul) Carlson and Robert (Junko) Benson; and three grandchildren, Andrew and Ben Carlson and Kai Benson. He is also survived by his sisters, Joan Fritze and Ann Benson.
Kenneth Gordon Benson
There will be a gathering at 2 p.m. and a Celebration of Life at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 30, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A gathering of friends will also take place in Minneapolis at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Ken's memory to Hope Hospice House of Cape Coral.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.