Jay H. Benson

Tawas City, Michigan
August 3, 1960 - July 21, 2020


Private services will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Jay H. Benson

Age 59, of Denver, CO passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Tawas City, MI. He was born on August 3, 1960 in Aberdeen, SD to Alvin and Dee Benson. Jay graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1979. He is survived by his mother, Dee Benson of Aberdeen, SD; brother, Sherwin (Nancy) Benson of Lakewood, CO and sister-in-law, Audrey Benson of Oscoda, MI. Jay was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Benson and brother, Lance Benson. Private services will be held at a later date and you may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Dee, I am so very sorry to read about Jay's passing. Please, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
— Laurel
I am so sorry to hear about Jay, we went from kindergarten to high school together. I know your family will miss him so much! We are praying for your entire family! Lori
— Lori Fjelstad Burgard
Sherwin(Ben) so sorry about your brother, 🙏😪
— Marlys Brick
So Very sorry for your loss. Jay was high school classmate of mine and we belonged to same church. Condolences.
— Laurie Nack Baumgartner
I was so saddened & surprised to hear of Jay's passing. I have so many fond memories of our years together growing up, hanging out together at each others house and with others kids in the neighborhood such as the Jacobson's. I remember all the musical 'shows' we put on in the shed in his back yard too for Dee and my mom (yikes-I hope their ears have healed!) He will be greatly missed but forever loved in the hearts of those who knew him.
— Georgia Nerison-Smith
Very sad to hear this, I have many memories of Jay growing up. From old records, guitar tunes pickled pigs feet and the blue Jeep too. I know that he is at peace. My heart goes out to his family.
— Jenny Wolff
I was saddened to tears to hear of Jay's death. I am praying for him, for all his family and for all who knew him. Even through this sadness, I smile at my memories of him. While I've know Jay since we were both toddlers and through school, I confess to having lost track of him after leaving town. But he holds a special, happy place in my heart and mind. May God bless, strengthen and comfort all of you.
— Barry Glasford
We are deeply saddened by this news. Jay was one of a kind. Always had a smile on his face, and a joke to tell. We stayed in touch through the years. We have a lot of very fond memories with Jay. He will be forever missed.
— John & Debbie (Lindner) Eye
My condolences to you and the family. You put up with a lot of crap while Jay and I were growing up over a lot of years. I know we were a handful but you always seemed to laugh about it. He was like a brother to me for many years, I don’t know what happened to us but we grew apart... that is the way life is unfortunately. Please tell him I will always remember the good times and life lessons we learned over the years...and I will always remember him.....
Jeff Guthmiller
— Jeff Guthmiller
So sorry to hear about the passing of Jay . I was just thinking about him the other day. I worked with him at the prairie market, we had alot of good times back then. He always had a smile and had a great attitude towards life and people
— Randy Bauer
Oh Dee I am so very very sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. Know my prayers and thoughts are with you.
— Kerma Cox

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