Sanford W. Benson | 05/20/2024 Obituary 2024

Obituary for Sanford W. Benson, Jr.

Obituary for Sanford W. Benson, Jr.

  • Born: December 28, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Died: May 20, 2024, at the age of 77
  • Survived by: wife Jo Ann Benson; daughters Amy (Benson) Kizer (Brian Kizer) and Stephanie (Benson) Garr (Julian Garr); grandchildren Kaylie, Alex, and Jack Kizer; and other loving relatives and dear friends
  • Preceded in death by: father Sanford; mother Florence; brother Thomas; and sister Geraldine Mrozka

Military Service

Sanford Benson was a proud Marine who served his country during the Vietnam War.


Sanford Benson married the love of his life, Jo Ann, on October 2, 1970. Together, they raised two daughters, Amy and Stephanie, and were blessed with three grandchildren, Kaylie, Alex, and Jack Kizer.

Hobbies and Interests

Sanford Benson had a lifelong love of motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons. He was also a hobbyist and DIYer at heart who enjoyed building things and tackling every type of home project. He also enjoyed collecting antique toys, fishing, and hitting the links, where he scored not only one but two holes in one.

Mass of Christian Burial

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at St Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W. Rosemount, MN 55068. A memorial visitation will be held from 10-11am prior to the service. Interment will be at Ft Snelling National Cemetery.