Dr. Thomas Earl Benson, M.D., 87 of Germantown, Wisconsin, formerly of Olney, passed away at 6:48 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at The Gables of Germantown.
Visitation will be from 9-11 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home in Olney. Funeral service will be at 11 AM in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home in Olney. Burial will be at Maple Dale Cemetery in Olney. Dr. David Benson will be officiating.
Dr. Benson was born on March 4, 1934 in Vincennes, the son of Kenneth and Clela Belle (McCashen) Benson. He later married Billie Wood on June 13, 1954 in Flora. She survives.
He worked as a Pediatrician at Weber Medical Clinic in Olney for many years before his retirement. He was a member of Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, WI and also at Grace Evangelical Church in Olney. He served on the Grace Evangelical Church Board. He was a founder of WPTH radio station in Olney. He also served on the board of VCY America and on the Board of Directors at Weber Medical Clinic. He served in the Army National Guard Reserves as a Tank Battalion Physician.
Dr. Benson is survived by his wife Billie Benson of Germantown, WI; 3 sons Donald Ray Benson (Annette) of Lafayette, IN, Thomas Douglas Benson (Kimberly) of Fishers, IN, and Duane Merle Benson (Janice) of Westmont, IL; daughter C. Diane McClain (Paul) of Menomonee Falls, WI; 3 brothers Roger Benson (Sharon) of Indianapolis, Dr. David Benson (Kay) of Olney and Richard Benson of Evansville; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and two more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Clela Benson.
Memorials can be sent to VCY America at 3434 W. Kilburn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208 in memory of Dr. Thomas Benson.
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