RODNEY G. BENSON, 77 of Stephenson passed away on Monday January 1, 2018 at home. Rodney was born on December 25, 1940 in Huntley, IL to the late Gordon and Violet Benson. On December 19, 1960 Rodney married the former Grace Woodward. Grace preceded him in death on July 17, 2017. Rodney worked as a machinist and later as an over the road truck driver for many years. Rodney enjoyed Hot wheels hunting, playing video games, listening to music, the outdoors and fishing.
Survivors include his children: Melissa (Jody) Bebo of Marinette, WI, Marie Bankenbush of Everett, WA and Jeffrey Benson of Menominee, MI; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 brother: Leonard Benson of Woodstock, IL. Rodney was preceded in death by his son: Rod; daughter: Gail; and brother: Roger.
Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Thursday January 4, 2018 after 4:00 pm until time of funeral service at 7:00 pm with Pastor Archie Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mellen Township Cemetery in the spring.