Russell Benson

Russell Benson

1935 - 2017

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Obituary of Russell Benson

Russell Roy Benson, affectionately known as “Cork”, 82, of Bay City, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his home. Cork was born in Marinette, Wisconsin on April 6, 1935, the son of the late Roy and Dorothy (Bush) Benson. He enjoyed fishing and worked in the construction industry as a roofer for many years. Russell was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Victoria (Joseph) Lauzon, William (Karen Klee) Benson, Albert (Sue) Benson, Kathleen Ann Smith, Brian (Cathrine) Benson, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Cork is also survived by his sisters, Deloris, Joanne, and Janet, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was welcomed home to heaven by his son-in-law, Scott Smith. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.