A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and again from 11 a.m. Monday until the service.
Contributions may be made to a memorial with the Tomorrow River Scholarship Foundation.
Condolences may be offered online at www.maplecrestfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Benjamin was born Oct. 14, 1938, in his home in Nininger Township in Minnesota near Hastings, a son of the late Florence (Severson) and Harry M. Benjamin. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1956.
He attended the University of Minnesota.
He served two years in the U.S. Army, including a peacekeeping deployment in South Korea.
He was married to Carol Ann Fenner in 1964.
They moved to Amherst in 1970 where he managed farm cooperatives in Amherst, Wausau, Blue Earth, Minn., and Rio until his retirement in 1998.
He spent his life farming and was involved in flying airplanes, raising game birds and chickens, wood carving, bird watching, old cars, hunting and trapping. He helped pioneer turkey hunting in central Wisconsin and taught classes.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dean (Jill), Amherst, and Russell (Jessica Sloan), Oberlin, Ohio; one daughter, Nancy (Dave) Casey, Soldotna, Alaska; three siblings, Harrison, William and Martha; and nine grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Weston Benjamin; and one sister, Florence Elizabeth Blaha.