John J. Benson

ESCANABA – John J. Benson, 37, Escanaba, passed away on July 22, 2014, from natural causes.

He was born in Racine, Wis., on Jan. 29, 1977, the son of John C. and Barbara M. (Gregory) Benson. John moved to Escanaba when he was one year old.

John attended Bark River-Harris Schools and was a member of the football team.

John was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish, hunt, and snowmobile. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.

He is survived by his lifetime significant other, Sheila Mogren of Escanaba; parents, John (Gerilyn) Benson and Barbara (Floyd) Benson of Escanaba; daughter, Kayla Mogren of Escanaba; son, Brett J. Benson of Escanaba; sister, Jamie (Dale) Benson of Escanaba; stepbrother, Jacob (Jessica) Peterson of Racine, Wis.; special nieces, Julianna and Jadalyn Peterson; special nephews, Gage Hoerning and Jordan Benson; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.