Mae L. Benson, 72, of Fargo

Published 9:32am Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Updated 11:33am Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mae Benson, formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Essentia Health in Fargo.0521.obit.Benson

Mae was born May 1, 1941, in Fergus Falls, where she grew up and attended school. She attended Detroit Lakes Technical College where she studied professional sales.

Mae’s life was blessed with four children: Robyn, LeMoyne, Tammie and April.

Mae worked in retail sales for several years before taking a job as a U.S. Postal Worker which brought her to Fargo.

Mae truly loved motherhood and she truly enjoyed raising her family. She liked knitting, sewing and crocheting in her spare time.

She also enjoyed reading, antiquing and all family gatherings; especially picnics, holidays and community events with her kids while they grew up and later with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Later in life, Mae enjoyed eating out at the area restaurants with her family.

Mae is survived by her four children, Robyn (Dave) Jessen of Frazee, LeMoyne (Janine Rodenhiser) Benson of Brockton, Mass., Tammie (Steven) LaDoux of Detroit Lakes, and April (T.J.) Foltz of Detroit Lakes; 10 grandchildren, Tanya (Perry Jr.) Heinonen, Kassie Benson, Lindsey Benson, Cassy Foltz, Roni Foltz, Sami Foltz, Zach Foltz, Chad (Holly) Jessen, Bret Jessen, and Julia LaDoux; eight great-grandchildren, Perry III, Landen, Adyron and Destiny Heinonen, Ashley and Tyler LaDoux, Katelin Dimmen, and Madison Kern ; one sister, Lila (Jim) Spencer of Big Lake; and one brother, Marlin (Kathy) Witt of Cedar; and four nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mae in death were her parents, Fred Witt and Mayfred Kjos; Grandma, Lena Kjos; husband, Laurel Benson; and two grandchildren: Jason LaDoux and Kristina LaDoux.

Visitation: Today one hour prior to the service at the church

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. today, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Detroit Lakes.

Funeral Home: David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.



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