Vera Jean Bensen

Vera Jean Bensen age 70 of Newcastle, Nebraska died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2021 at her residence in Newcastle, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Maskell, Nebraska with Reverend Chad Beckius officiating.  Burial will be at the Obert Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Face masks and social distancing are required for the visitation and funeral.  You may watch a live stream of the funeral at Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Cole Bensen, Hunter Bensen, A.J. Hutchings, Lee Andersen, Clay Andersen, CaseyMcGhee, and Andrew Bensen.

Vera Jean was born on December 19, 1950 to Merlin Jacob and Anna Belle (Domina) Andersen inHartington, NE. She grew up in the Hartington area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1969. Vera married Rodney Adair Bensen on June 23, 1969 in Obert, Nebraska. She then attended Stewart’s School of Hair Styling in Sioux City, Iowa. Vera and Rodney farmed in the Maskell area. She was active on the farm and also cleaned house for several friends and fixed hair for close friends and family. Vera worked at Lyle’s

Bar in Newcastle for the morning coffee hours where she really enjoyed visiting and being social with theladies that came for the past five years. Vera attended church at Faith Lutheran in Maskell. She liked to play cards, Scrabble and other board games. She enjoyed her coffee and always had a pot on and had cookies and a variety of baked goods for any visitors. Vera enjoyed shopping with her daughter and granddaughter and loved to travel when she had the opportunity. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandsons on the farm, and going to their many activities and cheering them on.

Vera is survived by her four children Aaron Bensen of Ponca, NE, Wendy Bensen (Brian) Kelly of Papillion, NE, Eldon (Katie) Bensen of South Sioux City, NE, Beau (Jen) Bensen of Hartington; 10 grandchildren Jinell Carslin, A.J. Hutchings, Skye Hutchings, Ezra Bensen, Ari Bensen, Cole Bensen, Hunter Bensen, Blake Bensen, Elijah Bensen, and Chance Bensen; great grandson Liam Hutchings; a brother Doyle (Pat) Andersen of Harrison, NE; many nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents Merlin and Anna Belle Andersen; infant brother Raymond Andersen; husband Rodney on December 4, 2009 at the age of 60 years.

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9 response to "Vera Jean Bensen"

  1. By: Christie Eckardt Posted: February 20, 2021

    I was so sad to hear this this news. Wishing I could be there to support you in some way.

  2. By: Dennis Blatchford Posted: February 21, 2021

    Dear Bensen Family;
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Mother-in-Law and grandmother. She was always a joy to talk with on our visits to Maskell over the last few years. She loved showing off the improvements you all had made to the farm house. She loved her family and was so very proud of you all. Her joy came from your love.
    Dennis Blatchford and Family, San Jose, CA

  3. By: Vera Jean Benson Posted: February 21, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Vera passing. I was a year behind her in high school at Wynot. I so enjoyed visiting with her on Facebook I am really going to miss that. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish the great memories
    Janice Guy O’Connor I am Rod’s second cousin.

  4. By: Rev David Halaas Posted: February 23, 2021

    We extend our sympathy…in this time of grief, with gratitude for a life well-lived.

  5. By: Maxine Guy Posted: February 23, 2021

    Sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. Keep her memories close to your heart. Blessings during this time and always . I’m a second cousin to Rodney.

  6. By: Leah Miller Posted: February 24, 2021

    So sorry for the loss. I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend with Vera. I can’t change work schedule to make it home for the service, but will be there in spirit and online. I still have some lard from Vera and plan to make some baked goods in remembrance. All my love goes out to the family.

  7. By: Janelle R Stone Posted: February 24, 2021

    My heart is breaking for you all! The funeral was just so lovely! Pastor was so comforting. Beau…no words to express how much you loved your Mom. My prayers and many thoughts are with you…as well as so many tears of wonderful childhood memories, high school years and the awesome week that Rod and Vera stayed with us in Phoenix back in the day when Aaron was in the service. We will never forget those two wonderful, fun people! Our deepest sympathy…Denny and Janelle Stone, Sun City, AZ.

  8. By: Heidi Andersen Posted: February 24, 2021

    To the Benson Family
    So sad to hear of your Mothers passing. Hope all the memories of her keep you smiling, just think of the welcome committee she had in Heaven! May God give you comfort in days ahead, may He hold you in His arms!

  9. By: Richard and Janice Olsen Posted: February 28, 2021

    Dear Family, Our hearts are with all of you as you grieve the loss of your dear Mom, Grandmom, sister, cousin. We can imagine the joyful reunion at Heaven’s Gates with all your precious angels there. We were so sorry that we couldn’t attend her beautiful service. May God’s comfort and peace be with you in the days ahead. Sending our sympathy and love, from Cousin Richard and Janice O

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