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Oscar O. 'Bob' Benson

May 17, 1910 - Jan. 30, 2008 APPLETON -- Oscar O. "Bob" Benson, 97, of Appleton died Wednesday at Appleton Area Health Services. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. Burial will be at the Appleton City Cemetery.

May 17, 1910 - Jan. 30, 2008

APPLETON -- Oscar O. "Bob" Benson, 97, of Appleton died Wednesday at Appleton Area Health Services.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. Burial will be at the Appleton City Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

He was born on May 17, 1910, in Barton, N.D., to Oluf and Julia (Augusten) Benson. He attended school at District 3 in Pierce County, N.D.

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He traveled throughout the country working at different jobs. Then he came to Hegbert Township, Swift County, and was employed by Joseph Arnold on the farm.

He married Martha Arnold on Nov. 26, 1936, in Appleton. They lived on a farm. In 1941, they moved into Appleton. He was employed at a salvage business. He owned and operated the International Harvester business. Then he sold the business and was employed there for many years. He also worked at the Appleton Floral Shop. For the last nine years, he has been a resident at Appleton Area Health Services-Nursing Home.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sisters: Florence Hay of Yakama, Wash., and Helga (and Mark) Stenson of Bellevue, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1980, four brothers, and five sisters.

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