Diane S. Benson, 69, of Forest City went to be with her heavenly Father who she loved dearly on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Iowa. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rod Hopp of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Diane S. Benson memorial fund in care of the family
Diane S. Benson was born July 21, 1945 in Vinje, Iowa, the daughter of Chris and Dorothy Engebretson. She graduated from Lake Mills High School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and had fond memories as a Sunday and Bible school teacher. She worked at Bricelyn Canning as an inspector as well as a mother to her three daughters, Jodi, Lori and Wanda. Diane enjoyed spending time with God, daughters, grandchildren, family and friends. She donated blood and her hair to Locks of Love, and enjoyed volunteering her time. Celebrating and expressing her love for life, dancing, gardening, and just enjoyed being able to do things. She rejoiced in the wonder of nature and music. Diane bravely fought cancer, then faced death with grace and was comforted by her strong faith in God. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Diane is survived by her two daughters, Lori and Wanda (Kyle); grandsons, Kyle, Nic, Dakota, Glenn, Garrett, Breckyn and Kasyn Betendender; great-granddaughter, Kayle and sisters and brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob in 2013; daughter, Jodi in 2011; granddaughter, Morgan; brother, Lloyd; uncles; aunts; and twins in infancy.
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