Julia A. Benson

Julia A. Benson, age 77, of Dubuque, passed away at 12:35 a.m., on Tuesday, July 10, 2024, at her home with her loving family after a courageous battle with congenital heart failure.  To honor Julia’s life, family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m., on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Sunday at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon Jim Luksetich officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Julia was born on August 3, 1946, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Martha (Hoosier) Wilson.

Julia graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, Class of 1964.  She was united in marriage to Allen Benson on April 8, 1967.  They had 3 children together and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.  Julia was always a hard worker.  She was employed with William C. Brown Publishing, John Deere Dubuque Works, Golden Corral and with Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino until her well earned retirement.  When she had some free time she enjoyed going bowling and was an avid Bingo player.  Julia also loved spending time with her family and friends.  We are deeply saddened at losing Julia in our daily lives, but know that she is now at peace, free from the health issues she has faced so bravely these past months.

Those left to cherish Julia’s memory include

her husband,
Allen Benson, Dubuque, IA;

2 sons,
David (Vickie) Benson, Longmont, CO
and Doug (Stephanie) Benson, Spokane, WA;

6 grandchildren,
Selena, Devon, Kayla, James, Tristan and Ashton;

7 great-grandchildren;

her siblings,
Steven Wilson, California,
Mike (Lou Ann) Wilson, Dubuque, IA
and Christine (Andy) Bartolotta, Dubuque, IA;

and 2 sisters-in-law,
Suzanne Wilson, Texas
and Diane Wilson, West Virginia.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lisa Benson; and 2 brothers, Ricky Wilson and Carl John Wilson.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque for the kind, compassionate and professional care they provided Julia and her entire family.

Greeting cards and memorials in Julia’s memory may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Julia Benson Family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.behrfuneralhome.com

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