Marion A. Benson, nee Erland, age 79 of Lombard, died March 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8, from 2-9 pm at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Mrs. Benson will be lying in state from 10 am Wednesday until time of funeral service at 11 am at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Benson is survived by her husband John, her children: Jill “Julie” Barker of OH, Michelle (Chris) Levell of Windham, NH, and Jennifer (Sal) Paletta of Yorkville, IL; her grandchildren: Josh Levell of NH, Zachary Levell of NH, Margaret Levell of NH, and Allison Paletta of Yorkville; her sister Patricia Robbins of Chicago; her brother in law Warren Cassier of Wheaton, her sister in law Kathleen Erland of MI; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her siblings: Earl Erland, Jr., Naomi Cassier, and Robert Erland.
Mrs. Benson grew up in Northlake and was a resident of Lombard since 1977. She was a retired Pediatric Registered Nurse and had worked at Dr. Janice Herz and Dr. Isadore Meyers joint practice. She also worked at Gottlieb Hospital and Salt Creek Medical for Dr. Craig Anderson, Dr. Judy Sherman and Dr. Gina Drugas. She was a graduate of Mt. Sinai Nursing School in NY, West Leyden HS, and was valedictorian of Apostles Lutheran Grade School in Northlake.
She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lombard and was a volunteer in the Kindergarten reading program at St. John’s and attended Bible class there. She was an avid gardener, loved dogs, enjoyed crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, and cook books. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, would be appreciated.
Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home. For more info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.