Evelyn Rae Benson

A Celebration of Life service for Evelyn Rae Benson will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Christian Reformed Church in Hancock.  Revered Harrison Newhouse will be officiating the service.  The family requests that bright colored shirts with animals or flowers on them be worn to the service.  

Evelyn Rae Benson was born on March 3, 2022, in Morris, Minnesota, the precious babe to Nickolas Benson and Anna Dembroski.  Evelyn was a ray of light to everyone who was lucky enough to know her.  She was passionate, intelligent, beautiful, and perfect in every way!  She loved playing outside and loved all animals, her favorite being cats.  Evelyn found joy in music – she would bop up and down and spin around to the beat.  She especially enjoyed Mickey Mouse and the beauty and smell of flowers. She loved her Mom and Dad, and was always excited when she got to see her Grandmas and Papas. Evelyn was comforted by many snuggles and was always willing to share hugs and kisses!  

Evelyn died on Thursday, August 24, 2023; she lived one year, five months, and 21 days. 

Evelyn is lovingly remembered by her parents: Nick and Anna of Morris; grandparents: Jeff Dembroski of Superior, WI, Stephanie (Milo) Sanchez of Morris, and Jeanine (Randy Pieske) Benson of Hancock; great-grandparents: Allen (Sue) Benson of Hancock, Theora VerSteeg of Hancock, John Dembroski of Superior, WI, Tina Dembroski of Superior, WI, and Nancy Houghtalin of Hasting, MI; aunts and uncles: Alexis Benson of Mankato, John Dembroski of Morris, Josh Dembroski of Duluth, Miji Buran of Morris, Mariano Sanchez of Morris, Reyes Sanchez of Morris, Marie Pieske of Morris, Jon (Lily) Pieske of Morris, and Andrew Pieske of Hancock; cousins: Jaxon Dembroski of Morris, and Hazel Dembroski of Duluth; great-aunts and great-uncles: Tim VerSteeg of Benson, Renee Benson of Hancock, and Lee Houghtalin of MI; and many other great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and extended family. 

Evelyn is preceded in death by her grandpa, Christopher Benson; great-grandpa Sonny VerSteeg; and great-great-grandparents: Bob and Besse Buran and Evelyn and Boppi Miller.  

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Evelyn Rae.  To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit www.pedersenfh.com