William H. (Bill, “Puffer”) Benson, age 77, of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Evergreen Terrace Care Center in Grand Rapids.
Bill was the owner and operator of Bill’s Shoe Repair in Delano for 28 years.
He married Eunice Ackley in October of 1965. The couple moved to Rockford in 1972.
In 2001, Bill retired, and they moved to Big Fork, MN.
Bill enjoyed snowmobiling, wood carving, and fishing.
He was a member of Grace English Lutheran Church in Marble, MN.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Eunice Benson; a son, David (Linda) Benson; sisters Katie and Sylvia; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Esther (Danielson) Benson; brothers David, Alton, Dilner, and Jim; and foster daughter, Deanna Stevens.
Services celebrating Bill’s life took place Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at Grace English Lutheran Church in Marble, with Pastor Dave Petrich officiating.
Graveside services followed Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale.