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Betty J. Benson

December 2, 1924 - February 15, 2010

Burial Date February 19, 2010

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Betty “Sweetie Pie” (Benzel) Benson

Benson (Benzel), Betty “Sweetie Pie” 85, of Richfield, MN on 2/15/10. Born 12/2/24 in Mpls. Longtime employee Northwest Airlines. Retired 1980 to Green Valley, AZ until her return to MN in 1999. Predeceased by husband, Sherman; parents, Carl & Grace Benzel; brother, Jerry (Vera); sister, Esther Johnston. Survived by daughter, Barbara (Butch) Strand of Mpls; son, John (Becky) of Delaware; 8 grandchildren, Carol (Rob) Strand- Siebers, Lynn (Jaime) Strand-Meyer; Nicole (Corey) Strand, Craig (Randi) Benson; Mandi Benson; Cortney, Bailey & Adam Haugen; 5 great- grandchildren, Robyn, Quinn, Zara Siebers, Lukas & Ethan Meyer. Funeral Service Friday, Feb. 19, 3:00 PM, Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave. S., with visitation one hour prior to service. Reception immediately following at family home. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Many thanks to family & friends for their enormous help and support during hospice. Thanks also to Infusion Center team at Abbott NW Hospital, the Allina Hospice team and the staff of Red Lobster in Bloomington. Special thanks to dear friends Beth Swanson and Christina Neitz. Sweetie Pie – there’s a cocktail in Heaven with your name on it.