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Arthur W. Benson

September 11, 1934 November 8, 2019
Arthur W. Benson
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Arthur W. Benson, Jr., age 85 of Plainfield, formerly of Sandwich, Naperville, North Aurora, IL, passed away at his home Friday, November 8, 2019. He was born September 11, 1934 in Aurora.

Art spent his childhood learning the craft of greens keeping from his father, Art, on the grounds of Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora, IL. He later served his country in the US Army, stationed at Fort Knox, KY. Art met the love of his life, Phyllis Henry of Naperville and they would spend the next 55 years together until Phyllis’ passing in 2018.

Art is survived by two daughters, Judy (Jim) Rossom of St. Louis, MO and Sandy Benson of Plainfield. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Nicole and Kyle and special friend, Sandy 2. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, his sisters Betty and Joan, and his parents Art (Kay) Benson and Dorothy Benson.

Art began his professional career as a golf course superintendent at Naperville Country Club, later spending the remainder of his career at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL. Nothing made Art prouder than taking you for a ride around the course, telling stories from improvements that were made, to how old specific trees were and what color they turned each fall. Upon retirement, Art continued to enjoy working at Edgebrook Golf Club in Sandwich, IL. He also collected antique tractors and was a proud volunteer at various events to give children and adults hayrides behind his prized 1955 Ford Model 600.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Wild Instincts, a wildlife rehabilitation center, 4621 Apperson Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Arrangements were entrusted to Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL 60544. Interment is private. Future memorial services are being planned. For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or

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4621 Apperson Dr.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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