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Darrell D. Benson

March 8, 1934 — April 27, 2024

Coleridge, NE

Darrell D Benson, age 90 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Osmond General Hospital with his family at his side.

 Memorial Services will be on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Marilyn Hasemann officiating.  Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post 114 and the American Legion Riders.   Visitation will be on Wednesday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. and will continue on Thursday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.

 Urn bearers will be his Grandchildren Colten (Morissa) Benson, Kayla (Jesse) Thoene, and Kennedy (Oscor) Roth. Honorary Urn bearers will be Logan & Connor Thoene, Makenna, Cethan, Cheston & Cortland Benson, and Kinleigh Roth.

 Darrell Donald was born on March 8, 1934 in Hartington to Melvin & Alvena (Grant) Benson. After grade school, Darrell worked on the family farm and worked at Collins Motor in Coleridge, NE. He spent his time farming from 1956 until retirement, and he also worked as a vet helper with H.P. Lortz for over 25 years. Darrell's sense of duty led him to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1953. He served his country with honor, both in the United States in 1954 and overseas in Germany and France in 1955, a testament to his patriotism and bravery. 

 In the spring of 1956, he met his lovely wife, Marvel from Coleridge. Darrell and Marvel were married on August 6th, 1956. They were blessed with two sons, Alan in 1957 and Curtis in 1970. 

 Darrell served time in the communities as a board member of the Hartington Golf Course, Coleridge School Board, and the Church Board. Darrell also played baseball in Coleridge for over 20 years in which he was chosen for many All-Star games over his career. Darrell was known for his love of baseball but also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. He loved woodworking in the garage, creating endless crafts and pieces out of anything he could find. Darrell and Marvel spent many years wintering in Arizona with friends and family. 

 Darrell is survived by his wife Marvel Ann Benson of Coleridge, NE, Son Curtis Edward Benson and spouse Janell of Sholes, NE, daughter-in-law Mary Benson of Wisconsin, and Sister-in-law Betty Andreson of Hartington, NE. His brother Dean ( Jodi ) Benson of Coleridge, two sisters: Diane Brunk of Colorado and Darlene ( Norm ) Reynoldson of Albion, NE. Grandchildren Colten and Morissa Benson of Hartington NE, Kayla and Jesse Thoene of Hartington NE, and Oscor and Kennedy Roth of Hartington NE, 7 Great Grandchildren, Makenna, Cethan, Cheston, and Cortland Benson. Logan and Connor Thoene and Kinleigh Roth. 

 He was proceeded in death by his parents, Son, Alan Benson of Wisconsin, Sister Donna Christenson of St Edward NE, 2 brother in laws Cecil Andreson and Bob Brunk. 



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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

304 S Main St, Coleridge, NE 68727

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Memorial Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

304 S Main St, Coleridge, NE 68727

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