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Tommy Lee Benson

January 10, 1941 ~ October 9, 2018 (age 77)

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Services for Tommy Lee Benson, 77, of Norfolk will be held at a later date. Tommy passed away, October 9, 2018, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home, Newman, Grove. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy was born January 10, 1941, in Kearney to Elton and Bernice (Needham) Benson. He graduated from Norfolk High School in 1958. Tommy attended Midland College in Fremont on a golf scholarship and Wayne State College in Wayne. Tommy entered the United States Navy on May 6, 1964, he was honorably discharged on May 3, 1968. Tommy worked for Gulf Oil in California after his discharge before returning to Norfolk. He married Carol Muller in 1977, in Norfolk.

Tommy returned to Norfolk and bartended for a while. He became an avid follower of sports and loved to play pool and golf. Tommy worked at the Norfolk Country Club and Indian Trails Country Club in Beemer. Later in Life Tommy attended trucking classes at Northeast Community College and drove truck from the East Coast to the West Coast, he retired in 2003.

Tommy was a member of the Elks Club and a lifetime member of the VFW.

Tommy is survived by Carol, their son Torey Benson and daughter, Brooke Benson, of Norfolk, Step daughters, Robin (Rich) Pospisil of Norfolk, Diane Jones of Florida, 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a brother Gary (Maryann) Benson of Battle Creek, and a sister Cheryl (Rick) Fillmer of Newton, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bill Benson of Omaha.

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