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Arlene Benson

Arlene Benson, age 93, of Sheyenne, ND, died Friday, February 19, 2021, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND with her family by her side.

Arlene Marie Logen, was born July 19, 1927, to Thomas and Bertha (Mickelson) Logen on the family farm in Benson County. She attended and graduated from school in Oberon, ND. Arlene continued her education in Fargo where she attended Dakota Business College.

Arlene was united in marriage to Robert Benson on January 2, 1954, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sheyenne, ND. They made their home on the farm and were blessed with eight loving children. Her love for her children continued down to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She enjoyed all of the family gatherings that took place over the years. Not only was family important to her, but her friends throughout life were as well.

Arlene was employed at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Sheyenne as well as being a full-time homemaker for eight children. She worked on the farm with Robert helping with chores and the daily tasks of life on the farm. They lived on the farm until 1988, then moved into Sheyenne. Arlene kept busy with yardwork and her flower gardens. Arlene and Robert loved to travel throughout the winter months after retirement. She enjoyed her time cross-stitching, quilting with the ladies from the church, playing pinochle and Sudoku.  Arlene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Lutheran Church Women’s Group.

She is survived by her children, Debera (James L.) Zieman, Sheyenne, ND, Sandy Hanson, Sheyenne, ND, Bonnie (David) Nelson, Devils Lake, ND, Roger (Gabbie) Benson, Sheyenne, ND, Rhonda Hanson (Charlie), Kiowa, KS, Annie (Dennis) Weber, Sheyenne, ND, Gordon (Colleen) Benson, Sheyenne, ND, Mark Benson, Dunn Center, ND; twenty-one Grandchildren, forty-three Great-Grandchildren and two Great-Great-Grandchildren; one sister-in-law Winnie Fenning.

Arlene is preceded in death by her husband Robert Benson, her parents, an infant daughter, one son-in-law Dennis Hanson, a grandson Jordan Zieman, two great granddaughters Josie Hanson and Gracie Ystaas, a brother Edwin Logen and two sisters-in-law Vivian Riding and Ruth Nelson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne.

Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Deepest Sympathies to all of Arlene’s family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

  2. Oh, what a precious precious gem of a lady! Arlene was one of the kindest, gentlest and encouraging souls! She had the sparkliest (I know that isn’t a word but it just suits her) smiles ever that warmed the hearts of everyone she met! I will miss her so much and can imagine the void that she has left in your hearts. I pray that your sweet memories of her will give you strength and hope when the days seem dark. And I pray that the assurance of her joyful reunion in heaven will give you inspiration to carry on her legacy of love, support and encouragement. Thank you for sharing her with us here at LHGS. She was truly a light that shown brightly.

    “Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.” Jude vs. 2 Paula Loewen, Pastoral Care – LHGS

  3. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your entire family. Keep her memories close to you and she will be with you forever within you, inspiring you and watching over you. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now at this time. Arlene was always so kind and when I would see her at church she would always have a smile on her face…. she had this little twinkle in her eye I will never forget. Treasure her memories and her love now and always.

  5. Benson family, we are sorry to hear about Arlene’s passing. She will be missed by all. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Sadie, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the memories cherish forever.

  8. Annie, Dennis and Weber family;
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the memories at this time and always.

  9. Bonnie & Dave;
    Sending my condolences to you and your family. I hope your memories of her will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  10. Dave & Bonnie

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. (Fred)

  11. My deepest sympathy to Arlene’s family. I got to know Arlene pretty well while I worked at the nursing home. A day never went by that she told me of her family and the love she had for them, her family was her life. We had quite a few chats while I was in her room and I miss them to this day. May you always remember the joy you brought to her life and the love she had for you.

  12. Condolences for the Benson Family your mom and dad were great people, will always remember them. My heart goes out to in the time of your loss. Prayers of Comfort.

  13. Oh…. the beautiful memories I have of Aunt Arlene. My mom, Ruth and Arlene had some amazing adventures. Arlene’s welcoming smile everytime I visited was infectious. Morning coffee at the little table by the window in her kitchen and reminiscing about days of old. I loved that she shared her recipes. I would frantically write them on 3×5 cards not wanting to stop…. Big hugs to her loving family.


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