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David A. Benson

December 19, 1944 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

David A. Benson passed away May 18th, 2022 at the age of 77. He was born December 19, 1944 to George A. Benson and Mildred E. (Cunday) Benson in Hutchinson, Kansas. On August 16th, 2008, he married Barbara A. (Harrison) Randolph at their home in rural Sterling, Kansas. He worked at Krause Corp. for a total of 38 years, and was the “Manager of Manufacturing Services” which included Tool Design, Tool & Die Shop, and Plant Engineering. Dave attended Hutchinson Community College and Pittsburg State. He served in the Kansas Air National Guard from 1966-1972 and retired as a Staff Sargent. Dave had many hobbies, some of which were: golf, archery hunting for deer and turkey, shooting, and his woodworking shop. After retiring from Krause at the end of 2009, he spent the next two years working with a group of volunteers creating what is now the “Studio 96/ Community Center” in Sterling. After completing that project late 2011, a small group started a 600 sq. ft. storage area in the west end of Studio 96 in late 2013. Dave was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the NRA, the “Pope and Young” archery organization, served on the board of the Sterling Country Club, and served on the board of the Studio 96. He attended Mitchell Methodist Church as a young man and Sterling First United Methodist after marriage to Barbara. Dave is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son, Darin A. Benson of Gardner, Ks. a daughter, Kari L. (Benson) Aguirre and husband Joshua of Topeka, Ks. one granddaughter, Natasha Smith of El Salvador, also, stepson, Scott Randolph, wife Kristin, their children, Harrison, Addisyn, Jolie, and Quentin, stepdaughter Debra Randolph-Zwick and husband, Andy Zwick. Dave’s siblings are: Gary J. Benson, Wichita, KS. Connie S. (Benson) Guthrie (deceased), Salina, KS. Cheri L. (Benson) Jones (deceased), Hutchinson, KS. and Marcia L. (Benson) Stowell, Olathe, KS. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 23rd, 2022, at Sterling First United Methodist Church with Pastor Amy Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Sterling Community Cemetery and celebration of life and luncheon at Studio 96, Sterling, KS. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, KS with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Friends of Animals Rice County, Studio 96, or Sterling Country Club, all of Sterling, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, 203 N 7th St., Sterling, KS 67579. Due to construction, at Nickerson stay on Highway 96/14 to Sterling, from Lyons stay on Highway 96/14 to Sterling.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 22, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N. 7th
Sterling, Kansas 67579

Funeral Service
Monday
May 23, 2022

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
Broadway & Jefferson
Sterling, Kansas 67579

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