John Arthur Benjamin was born Nov. 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 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.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti with Rev. Matt Flom officiating with a gathering time 1 hour before the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.