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Steven B. Benson

Steven B. Benson, age 76 of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home with his wife by his side.  For the past year, Steve was under the care of Ascension Hospice.  He was born on December 4, 1942, in Mayville, Wisconsin to Ellert and Pearl (Happel) Benson.


Steve grew up in Sturgeon Bay, WI where he graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.  He served for three years in the United State Marine Corps.  On September 28, 1968, he married the former Beverly Small in Mosinee and together they would raise their family of two sons. 


Steve was a union electrician for 50 years.  His work for Van Ert Electric brought the family to Rhinelander where they lived on the banks of the Wisconsin River for 42 years.  He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, and shooting his bow.  Steve was also an accomplished woodcarver and was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.


Steve is survived by his wife, Beverly Benson of Rhinelander; two sons, Jeffrey (Amber) Benson of Hibbing, MN and Brian (Lisa) Benson of Rosemount, MN; four grandchildren, Mya, Laila, Lacey, and Lauren; a sister, Barbara (Roger) Smith of Little Chute, WI; a brother, Bill (Shirley) Benson of Escanaba, MI; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Benson of Neenah.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellert and Pearl; a sister, Jacquelyn Nolte of Kewaunee; and a brother, Loren Benson of Neenah.


The funeral service for Steve will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Rhinelander with Rev. Richard Krahn officiating.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.  Inurnment will take place in the Mosinee Cemetery on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Mosinee, WI.  Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / is assisting the Benson family with arrangements. 


Contributions in Steve’s memory can be made to the Children’s Miracle Network or Ascension Hospice. 


“Thank you to Ascension Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Steve and Bev.  They truly do serve the whole family.”

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