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Bruce Clayton Benson

June 19, 1958 - January 1, 2018

Service Date: January 5, 2018

Bruce Clayton Benson, 59, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, June 19, 1958, in Bryan, Ohio, passed away suddenly Monday, January 1, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Bruce was the Director of Labor Relations for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Bruce was a fun-spirited, easygoing man, who could make anyone feel comfortable in conversation. He loved traveling with his family and exploring the outdoors, as well as playing fetch with his grand-dogs George and Tyson, He was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and was happiest when he was surrounded by his daughters around the fire pit in his back yard.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Leo C. and Nomalee D. nee Underwood, Benson
  • Brother: Jerry Benson

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Julia W. nee Wire, Benson of Belleville, IL
  • three Daughters
    • Kelly (Arjun) Sarin of Kansas City, MO
    • Sarah Benson (Dane Law) of St. Louis, MO
    • Hannah Benson of Chicago, IL
  • Sister: Zonetta (James) Holschen of Belleville, IL
  • Sister-in-Law: Debbie Benson of Freeburg, IL
  • Brother-in-Law: James (Kathy) Wire of St. Louis, MO
  • Nieces & Nephews
    • Christina Watson
    • Philip Wire
    • Jessica Johnson
    • Lauren Benson
    • Patricia Thompson
    • Leslie Spellman
    • Clayton Benson

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center in memory of Jerry Benson.

Visitation:  Visitation from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday, January 5, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, January 5, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home.  Private family interment.