In Memory of John Benjamin

John Benjamin obit photoJohn Benjamin, age 55, of Isanti died October 24, 2011 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 27th at Long Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.

John Arthur Benjamin was born November 9, 1955 in Minneapolis to Glen and Shirley (Dykes) Benjamin. He was raised and lived his earlier years in Minneapolis. John was employed by the City of St. Paul for 27 years. John married Loydene Doyle on June 20, 1998 and they have made their home in rural Isanti. John especially enjoyed his grandchildren and all of the family activities. He was “Papa John” to his family. He also enjoyed fishing, electronics and he was a great story and joke teller.

John Benjamin died On October 24, 2011 at his home after a battle with cancer at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 15 days.

John is survived by his wife, Loydene; 5 children, Panda (Scott) Olson, Jody (Michele) Lund, Robbie (Tammy) Mosher, Sr., Randy (Teri) Lund, Corey Doyle; mother and step-father, Shirley (John) Colbenson; brother, Paul (Cheryl) Benjamin; 2 sisters, Glenda (Michael) Shaffer and Grace Percell; and by many other relatives and friends.

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  1. says

    Loydene and family,

    I am so sad to hear of Johns passing, he was truly one of of my favorite guys to work with at the City of St. Paul. Fun and laughs have been in short supply around work the past couple of years, but John could make us all feel better with his jokes and laughter. Rest in peace John, I love ya and miss ya bro.

  2. says

    Sorry to hear about John. John and I are second cousins and have not seen each other for quite some time, unfotunately I can not make it to the service.

    We had some good times together at Grandpa and Grandma Dykes farm in Zimmerman, including playing tricks on Uncle Al (ask Paul about it)

    May you find comfort in your memories of John and strength in each others love to get through this difficult time.