Martha Benson


Martha Hazel Benson, 86, of Puposky, MN died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

She was born June 5, 1935, the youngest of 11 children to Gilbert and Margrete Jacobson near Becida, MN where she grew up and attended school. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She worked at the Lake Julia Nursing Home as a nurse when it first opened. She married Rodney Benson, Sr. in 1955 in Bemidji. They farmed in Nebish for years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, flowers, crocheting, and bird watching.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Benson, Sr., sons, Rodney (Kim) Benson, Jr., Michael (Brenda) Benson, and Douglas Benson, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her infant son Steve, grandson Brian, and all her siblings.

A private Celebration of Life for family will be held from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Northern Town Hall in Bemidji. Condolences may be left at

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