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Brent Richard Benson

Brent Richard Benson of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Ascension-Borgess Hospital at the age of 73. He was born November 5, 1948 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Richard and Elaine (Decker) Benson. Brent graduated from Portage Northern High School in 1966.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Susan; daughters Laura and Jennifer; grandchildren Elizabeth, Phillip, and Ryan; great-grandchildren Lucy, Liam and Cyrus; sister Linda (Jim) VanderVeen; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved grandson Jacob Harley Corstange.

Brent enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, hunting and trapping from a very young age. He loved being with his grandchildren. Brent touched many lives and will be missed dearly by his friends and family.
While visiting www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take a moment to sign Brent's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family. The Benson family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622

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So sorry to hear of Brent's passing. Brent was one of the Angling Rd. kids growing up. I remember a lot of good times playing many neighborhood ball games. He was the only "older" kid that would have anything to do with us younger guys. I can still remember that mid- sixties Dodge, 383-4 speed storming down the road. I'm sorry I lost contact with him after high school and had no further contact, but I do know he was always a kind- hearted guy, and I always enjoyed spending time with him. My sympathies to all the family.

Ken DeHaan Feb 23 2022 11:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brent Benson

Kim Dillon Feb 10 2022 12:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I worked with Brent at Meijer for a long time till he retired. He was such a kind, wonderful man. So fun to work with!

Kim Dillon and Family Feb 10 2022 12:51 AM

So sorry for your loss. It's been years since I've seen Brent. We should have had a Benson reunion years ago. We all have lost many cousins, aunts, uncles, parents and Grandparents

Mike Benson Feb 4 2022 11:42 PM

Sympathy to Sue. Ann and I really liked Brent. Glad he's in the Lord's arms though.

Loren McKinstry Feb 3 2022 8:32 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Brent's passing. We always enjoyed our visits with him and Susan when they attended Northeastern Baptist Church. Our sincere sympathy to Sue, their daughters, grandchildren and greats.

Loren and Ann McKinstry Feb 3 2022 9:55 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories bring you great comfort at this very difficult time. Sending y'all lots of luv, light, peace and many prayers.

Misty Blu Feb 2 2022 5:40 PM