Kristie Benson

Apr 10, 1950 - Nov 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. K...


Dec 13


Friday, December 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Houston, Minnesota 55943

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Kristie Benson

April 10, 1950 - November 25, 2019

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Bonnie Vathing Kayser January 2, 2020

I am sorry for you loss

Rosemary Harris December 14, 2019

They don't come any finer than Kristie. She was an incredibly gifted person--there was nothing she couldn't do. I have fond memories of times spent in Colorado and just hanging out with her having fun. She was wise, witty, and had an awesome sense of humor. She now joins Linda, Rich and her parents in heaven for a wonderful reunion. She was a blessing and inspiration to many.
Rosemary (Lair) Harris

Ben Borgen December 13, 2019

I had the privilege of working with the awesome Kris for several years at IBM. She was the most inspiring person I have ever met and an excellent employee with many talents and a wonderful personality. Plus she was FUN in all of her activities - both at work and outside of work. You are missed, Kris, and will never ever be forgotten... RIP and God Speed. Ben Borgen

Joseph Lair December 11, 2019

Kris was and will always be one of the neatest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. She was always special to our family! Joseph Lair

Laura Mangan December 9, 2019

Deepest condolences to the family of Kristie! Sharon shared how special Kristie was to their family. We hope the wonderful memories of Kristie help at this sad time. Vince and Laura Mangan

Steve Roelofs December 8, 2019

A lifelong inspiration and friend. Kristie leaves a lasting legacy!
Steve Roelofs
Rushford HS class of 1968

Frank Braithwaite December 8, 2019

I worked with Kris for many years at IBM. She was a wonderful wonderful person and an inspiration to us all. RIP

arnie December 7, 2019

sorry to read about Kristie's passing. Loved having her as a neighbor at Auburn Place the last 29 years. She was fun loving and great to visit with as we picked up our mail by her house. Jean and Arnie Skogebo at 2257.

Mary R. Thoen November 30, 2019

It was 7:15am; the college halls were dim & quiet as a small figure appears in the rising sunlight. "Are you my teacher?" came a delightful voice, "I'm Kristie." How could I have known this would be the start of a memorable experience & relationship for me! I watched in amazement as Kristie succeeded in all secretarial tasks and "Aced" the entire program as well as became the class comic & inspiration to us all! Kristie has always been on my mind and in my heart the last 30+ years since that early morning meeting. No, Kristie, YOU WERE MY TEACHER! RIP
Mary Thoen, Core Instructor

Pete Wheaton November 29, 2019

Rest In Peace, Kristie.

Mary Ihrke November 29, 2019

Kristie was a sweetheart! MARYIHRKE

Danny Todd November 28, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister, your aunt, your cousin. Kristie was a very nice person and I really enjoyed talking with her when I would see her at IBM Rochester when we both worked there. Kristie will be missed here but it is comforting to know she has been re united with those that passed before her. God bless you all.

Nancy K Forsyth November 28, 2019

Sorry to hear about Kristie. Sympathy to her friends and relatives

Becky Waara November 28, 2019

Kristie was truly an inspiration to all who had the good fortune of crossing her path. I can't remember a time that she didn't meet me with her beautiful smile. Heaven has gained an angel. Sincere sympathies to all of her family; she will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers.

Clare rohweder November 27, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about kristie. She was a true trooper. My sympathy and love and prayers to everyone.

Judy Williams November 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Kristie. She was such a positive inspiration to all! My sympathy and prayers to Kristie’s family and friends.

Denise Rostad November 27, 2019

I am so so sorry to hear this. Kristie was one of my mom's Girl Scouts and Mom always remembered her for her independence and sense of humor. My sympathy and love to all of Kristie's friends and family.

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