Rollin F. 'Red' Benson, 78

Rollin F 'Red' BensonRollin F. Benson, PE, “Red,” March 12, 2015, at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Leigh (nee Schnitker) for just shy of 48 years. Devoted dad of Dayn (Heidi), Andy (Courtney) and Thor (Bethany). Loving grandfather of Everest, Eden, Anna, Harry, Isaac, Trevor and Faith. Dear brother of Edgar Jr. (Martha) and the late Dr. Wally (Sue). Fond brother-in-law of Marcy (Rollo) Krueger. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, Thiensville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or Evans Scholars Foundation (One Briar Rd, Golf, IL 60029) appreciated. Red graduated in 1954 from Highland Park High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a civil engineering degree in 1958, where he was an Evans Scholar. Red died peacefully at home in Mequon after an extended battle with prostate cancer.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, is serving the family, www.schmidtandbartelt.com.