The Reverend Curtis E. Benson, retired pastor of St Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Unity Point St Luke's Hospital in Sioux City after a brief illness.
Pr Benson was born April 30, 1937 in Hartford, South Dakota. A graduate of Augustana College, Sioux Falls and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, he was ordained a pastor of the Lutheran Church in America on June 10, 1964 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND.
Pr Benson served calls at St Paul Lutheran, North Liberty, Indiana; Mt Zion Lutheran, LaGrange, IL; Redeemer Lutheran, Hooper, Nebraska; and St Paul Lutheran, Holstein, Iowa. He retired in 2016.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn; daughters Lisa, Debra, and Laura, and several grandchildren.
Services will be private at St. Paul Lutheran in Holstein, with burial in the Holstein Cemetery.
Cards may be sent to: Marilyn Benson, PO Box 306, Holstein, IA 51025.