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Clarence Andrew Benson

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Andrew and Louise Clausen Benson. He was a graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He moved to Polk County 13 years ago from Sebring, Fla. Mr. Benson was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Ennette Benson, and a son, Dean Benson.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Rudolph of Olivia, Minn.; a son, Clark Benson (Martha) of Tryon; and grandchildren Brent Rudolph of Chisago City, Minn., and Lisa Walton (Aaron) of Olivia, Minn., and great-grandchildren Elijah , Ezekiel, Arabelle and Jonah Walton of Olivia, Minn.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.