Wayne A. Benshoof, age 66, of Ortonville, MN, died on November 10, 2015 at the Browns Valley Health Center.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev. Dennis O’Neill officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, November 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Wayne Allen Benshoof was born March 20, 1949, in Ortonville, MN. He was the son of Howard Richard Benshoof and Ethel Lydia (Bucholz) Benshoof. Wayne graduated from Ortonville High School in 1967, and attended one year of Vo-tech School and two years of community college.
Wayne lived in Ortonville until moving to Browns Valley, MN in 2012. He was a resident of the Browns Valley Care Center. Wayne had worked as a gas station attendant; was owner of Pro Images Photo in Appleton, MN; worked at the corn factory; worked as a telemarketer; and was a dispatcher for the Ortonville Police Department. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville and served on the Evangelism Board. He was active with the Boy Scouts. Wayne enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and the Minnesota Wild. His hobbies included photography, tropical fish, riding his motorcycles, building model cars, woodworking, crafts, and Hamm radio.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Ethel Benshoof of Ortonville, MN; sisters: Rita Grim of Ortonville, MN and Lori (Steve) Koenen of Madison, SD; four nephews and wives: Shawn (Jesse) Grim; Brandon Grim; Billy (Toni) Johnson; Mitchell Johnson; great-niece Maggie Grim; great-nephews: Tyler Grim, Levi Grim, Hunter Grim, Damian Johnson, Donavan Johnson, and Dominick Johnson; aunts: Lois Gleoge, Darlene (Morris) Blocker, Shirley (Arlo) Christians, Judy Radtke, Faye (Wally) Runge; uncles: Rodger (Rose) Bucholz and Francis Boogaard; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Howard Benshoof; brothers: Joel and Lynn; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.