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Alyce Faye Johnson Benson

Alyce Faye Johnson Benson

Alyce Faye Johnson Benson, of Lakeville, was born June 2, 1938, in Detroit Lakes, to Aruthur W. and Martha (Person) Johnson. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and in her teens moved with her family to Park Rapids, where they owned and operated the Dixie Drive Inn. While at work one day at the Dixie, Alyce was asked on a date by a handsome young National Guardsman named James Benson., Alyce and Jim married on August 22, 1955 in Park Rapids.

Alyce was a longtime active member of Highview Christiania Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, knitting and quilting. She dearly loved her husband and family and she will be greatly missed.

Following a brief illness, Alyce passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 , at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, at the age of 80.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Jim; her children, Kim of Osceola, WI, Tawn of York, PA, Jeff (Sharon) of Boise, ID; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; her sister, Karen (Jim) Roberts of Park Rapids; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Nona Gieser.