BRIGGSDALE, Colo. – Don was born January 28, 1931 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He married Pat Stapleton. He worked and owned Fantles shoe department. They moved to Briggsdale, Colorado for a few years and then they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Services will be March 23, 2013 in Briggsdale.

He leaves his children Sherry (Jon) Johnson, Tom (Dorice) Benson, Mike (Teresa) Benson, Tim (Plern) Benson, John (Denise) Benson, and Eric Benson, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a sister Gladys (Benny) Bittner.

He was preceded in death by his wife Pat, who passed away on July 23, 2012, and his parents Sada (Hayes) Benson and Clarence Benson and baby brother Sonny.