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Kristie Benson

April 10, 1950 — November 25, 2019

Rochester, MN - Kristie Lee Benson, 69, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully at Mayo - Franciscan Healthcare Hospital, La Crosse, WI, on November 25, 2019.

Kristie was born to Norman and Norma (Larson) Benson on April 10, 1950. Raised in Houston, MN and a graduate of Houston High School. Kristie continued her education, leading her to a successful career at IBM in Rochester, MN until retirement.

To those who knew and loved her, Kristie was a fun-loving, sweet and loyal person. Her no-nonsense outlook on life and her sense of humor made her an example of strength for her family and friends. Despite her physical disability, she was capable of accomplishing any feat. She accepted no boundaries and she saw no handicap. There was nothing she couldn't do.
Kristie had an amazing outlook on life, so many strengths, unbelievable talents, humor, and love. Kristie taught us all about courage, strength, skill, endurance, spunk, and so much more!

Kristie is survived by her two sisters; Mercedes (Sam) Benson of Houston, MN, Sharon Goede of Winona, MN; companion, John Hauser of Harmony, MN, along with a large extended family of loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Norma Benson, brother Richard and sister, Linda.

There will be a visitation for Kristie from 4 to 7 p.m. on December 13, 2019, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston. The family is planning a celebration of her life at a later date.
Please leave a memory of Kristie and sign her online guestbook at

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Friday, December 13, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - Houston

710 E Cedar St, Houston, MN 55943

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