John Benjamin, age 55, of Isanti died October 24, 2011 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 27th at Long Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
John Arthur Benjamin was born November 9, 1955 in Minneapolis to Glen and Shirley (Dykes) Benjamin. He was raised and lived his earlier years in Minneapolis. John was employed by the City of St. Paul for 27 years. John married Loydene Doyle on June 20, 1998 and they have made their home in rural Isanti. John especially enjoyed his grandchildren and all of the family activities. He was Papa John to his family. He also enjoyed fishing, electronics and he was a great story and joke teller.
John Benjamin died On October 24, 2011 at his home after a battle with cancer at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 15 days.
John is survived by his wife, Loydene; 5 children, Panda (Scott) Olson, Jody (Michele) Lund, Robbie (Tammy) Mosher, Sr., Randy (Teri) Lund, Corey Doyle; mother and step-father, Shirley (John) Colbenson; brother, Paul (Cheryl) Benjamin; 2 sisters, Glenda (Michael) Shaffer and Grace Percell; and by many other relatives and friends.