Arthur “Art” Benjamin, age 82, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Augustana Lakeside Healthcare Center of Dassel.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Hegre Cemetery in Lake Shore Township, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Arthur James Benjamin was born on June 13, 1936, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Arthur and Adella (Nemitz) Benjamin. He was baptized as an infant on November 1, 1936, at Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. Arthur received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1954. He then furthered his education at St. Cloud Community College for two years and St. Cloud State University for two years, achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching.
On April 21, 2001, Arthur was united in marriage to Linda Bjorgan in Chokio, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with one step-child, Jessica. Arthur and Linda resided in Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 18 years of marriage.
Arthur taught 5th Grade at Gaylord Elementary for five years. Most of his life, he was the owner and operator of G.F. Nemitz & Sons Paint Store until his retirement in 2015.
Arthur enjoyed reading, doodling, singing, and traveling. He was an active member of the Boy Scout Troop 246, became an Eagle Scout in 1953. Arthur was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hassan Valley Lodge #109, Rebekah Assembly Lakeside No. 126, Marvin Encampment 48, Canton MN 1, Masons, God Gave A Song Singing Group, Hutchinson Kiwanis Club and Hutchinson Lions Club. Arthur was also a member of Gopher Campfire and Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
When Arthur needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident of Augustana Lakeside Healthcare Center on April 24, 2019. He was passed away there on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Blessed be his memory.
Arthur is survived by his:
Wife, Linda Benjamin of Hutchinson, MN;
Step-Daughter, Jessica Foley and her husband, Jonathan Foley, of Marshall, MN;
Sister, May Williams of Golden, Colorado;
Many other relatives and friends.
Arthur was preceded in death by his Parents, Arthur and Adella Benjamin; Siblings, John Benjamin, Ruby Mattson, Dean Benjamin, Lynn Signorelli.
Special thank you to Augustana Lakeside Healthcare Center of Dassel and Allina Health Hospice.