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Carolyn L. Benson

Obituary for Carolyn L. Benson

October 30, 1930 - January 14, 2017
Crystal Lake, Illinois | Age 86

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Carolyn L. Benson, 86, passed away suddenly on January 14, 2017, at her retirement home in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was born October 30, 1930, in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frederick and Jeanette Liegler. Following graduation from Horlick High in Racine, she enrolled in Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. It was there that she met the love of her life, John Benson. She also joined Delta Delta Delta sorority and maintained close relationships with many of her sorority sisters and classmates at Beloit College for many years. John and Carolyn married in July 1954 and enjoyed married life for 56 years before John died in 2010. They had one daughter, Lynn Benson, who passed away in July 2015.
John and Carolyn lived for many years in the northwest Chicago suburb of Edgebrook where she taught elementary school. When she and John retired, they moved to the family home in Island Lake, Illinois. She moved to the Fountains in Crystal Lake four years ago and enjoyed life there.
Carolyn is survived by her brother, Tom Liegler, who resides in California with his wife, Joyce. They have three children all of whom live in California: Teri London, Tracy Albrecht, and Scott Liegler. Carolyn and John were very social people who exemplified joie de vivre and were the life of the many parties they attended. She will be missed by her many friends. Special thanks to Merica, Kathy, and Mary Ann for their care and compassion for Carolyn.
A visitation will be held at 9:30am until time of Mass at 10:30am on Friday, January 27, 2017, at The Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, Illinois. Interment will be private.
Donations in Carolyn's name to her church would be appropriate and appreciated.

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