Clinton Bensen

Clinton Bensen, 93, of Browerville passed away August 5, 2016, at the LHS Care Center, Staples surrounded by his family.  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  

Burial will be at Moran Riverside Cemetery, Moran Township.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home.

Clinton was born July 23, 1923, in Grand Forks, N.D. to Henry and Esther (Brink) Bensen. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, serving in India during WW II. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Clinton married Ida Ogorek in 1959. They moved to the Staples area in 1961. He later married Elizabeth (Betty) Dickman. Clinton worked for Northern Pacific/Burlington Northern Railroad for 41 years, before retiring as an engineer in 1983. After his retirement from the railroad, Clinton continued farming for many years on the farm he’d bought in 1974 south of Staples.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, American Legion, VFW and laryngectomy associations. 

Clinton is survived by one son, C. Bradley (Gretchen) Bensen of Grand Rapids and one daughter, Barbara (Michael) James of Browerville; step-children Cynthia (William) Hart, Christine Kahle, James Kahle, William Jay, Rebecca (Gary) Nolan, Edward (Mary) Jay; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and one son, Eric.

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