Obituaries

James A. Benson

November 16, 1934 - April 30, 2021

James “Jim” A. Benson, 86, of North Aurora, IL.  passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center of Aurora.  Jim was born on November 16, 1934 in Aurora, Il. the son of Ralph and Marjorie (nee. Krause) Benson.  He was united in marriage to Carole Zbilski on April 22, 2012 in Addison, IL.

Jim was beloved in life by his step-children and step-grandchildren. 

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carole Benson; His two sons, David (Kim Levin) Benson and Donald (Laura) Benson; his two grandchildren, Jessica Benson and Aaron Benson; his sister, Mary (Robert) Lawrence, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen Holtz; and his brother Kenneth Benson.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Il. 60510.  A memorial service will follow at 12:00 P.M. also at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, Il.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in James’ name may be made to your local food pantry.

Guest Book

  • Steve & Barb Pourch Jim was a wonderful, caring person who will be greatly missed.
  • James & Geraldine Bestman I will always remember Jim and his contributions to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church here in Addison. He and Carole and their dedication to our parish, Jim and his input at our Men of Peace gatherings before the pandemic, he and Carole, and their work on our Church's vegetable garden, and regular harvest bushels delivered to the Addison Food Pantry, plus all the friendly chats at Church. A truly delightful person to have known, and a dedicated Church brother. He, we most certainly will find most difficult to equal in dedication both to our parish and the hours and hours of work at the Addison Food Pantry and the good times shared at the gatherings of the Men of Peace.