Patricia A. Benson, 78

Patricia Ann Benson, age 78, of Cokato, passed away Oct. 12, 2014, at Cokato Manor.

She was born June 5, 1936, in St. Cloud, to George and Ann Jaeger.

Patricia was united in marriage to James E. Benson. This marriage was blessed with the birth of five children.

The family resided in Cokato for 30 years.

Patricia is survived by her children, Carl Benson, David Benson, Kathleen (Donald) McKay, Gary Benson, and Penny Benson; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; along with brothers Joseph and Gene Jaeger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son James P. Benson; daughter-in-law Lila May Benson; brother Thomas Jaeger; and sister Millie Kringle.

The funeral service took place Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements were handled by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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