Benson passes away Nov. 19
Carl G. Benson passed away on November 19, 2001 following a short illness. Services were held Nov. 23 at the Salado United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Shotwell and Rev. Joe Bentley officiating. Interment at a later date in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Carl was born on May 26, 1925 and raised on a farm in Boulder, Colorado. He served the U.S. in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam war. He was wounded in action at the Battle of the Bulge in Hatton, France. He retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel in 1972 after 31 years of service and purchased a small ranch and bred Black Angus cattle until a few months before he died. He was an intelligent man of many interests and a voracious thirst for knowledge.
He is survived by his wife, Greta D. Benson of Salado. He is also survived by the following: daughter and son-in law, Susan and Don Mitas of Saginaw, Michigan; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Terrill Birkner of Austin; daughter, Kristina Benson currently residing in England; and son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Faith Benson currently residing in Saudia Arabia; Stepchildren: George M. Dysinger of Humble; Margaret Campbell of Waco and Glen Dysinger of Axtell.
He is also survived by grandchildren: Lecia Bell, Brad Mitas, Marcia Mitas, Brian Phillips, Morgan Benson, Casey Haltom, Scott Benson, Andrew Benson, Deborah Benson, and Jeremy Benson. Stepgrandchildren: Wayne, Shaun, Nathan, Hannah and Mary Dysinger; and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Berti! Benson of Denver, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Peggy; three sisters, Evelyn, Helen and Linnea; and by his parents Fred and Annie Benson.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Salado United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.
Harper-Talasek was in charge of arrangements.