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Kenneth G. Benson, 56

Kenneth Gregory (Kenny) Benson, age 56, of Eden Valley, passed away quietly Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, while at home. His death came after a long illness.

A memorial service will take place in the spring at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.

Kenneth, the son of Kenneth and Mary Alice (Kennedy) Benson, was born Aug. 15, 1962, in Minneapolis.

He had many friends in the restaurant and hospitality industry, and had worked as a cook at the Speak Easy in Eden Valley, and Dino’s on Eden Lake.

Kenny was a gifted athlete and enjoyed football, hockey, fishing, and especially golf.

He spent 21 years with his fiancé, Lynn. Together, they made their home in Minneapolis, Dassel, and in 2011, they moved to Eden Valley. Kenny helped raise Lynn’s three sons, and together, they endured Kenny’s long fight with cancer.

Kenny is survived by his father, Kenneth Benson, and his wife (Lorraine); brothers, Rick, and Doug and his wife (Kathy); sister Terry and her husband (John); and nieces and nephews.

He is further survived by his fiancée, Lynn Jadinak; his friend, Dave Johnson; and Stan Varland, who was like a father-in-law to him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Luhman.

Kenny always dreamed of catching a big muskie – hopefully, there are big muskies in heaven.

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