Kory Lee Benton, age 55, of Glencoe, formerly of Chaska, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at his home in Glencoe.
A private family memorial service will be held.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Kory Lee Benton was born on March 6, 1968, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of George and Janice (Raether) Benton. He was baptized on March 17, 1968, and later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 25, 1982, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. He received his education in Glencoe and graduated with the Glencoe High School class of 1986.
Kory was most recently employed at Window World in St. Paul, Minnesota, for a number of years. Prior to that, Kory was employed at Custom Mill Work in St. Paul, and Chaska Building Center in Chaska, Minnesota.
Kory’s true love was fishing, so much so that he was able to turn that into a career and became a launch captain at Richie’s Launch Service in Garrison, Minnesota, on Mille Lacs in his earlier years with his friend, Dave Ford.
Kory passed away on October 4, 2023, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota at the age of 55 years. Blessed be his memory.
Kory is survived by his
Parents, George and Janice Benton;
Sister, Kim Nemitz and her husband, John;
Nieces, Kelli Dahlman and her husband, Ryan, Michelle Nemitz and her husband, Tyler Guest;
Great-Nieces, Alexis Dahlman, Skyler Dahlman, Ava Dahlman;
Great-Nephews, Zach Damlow, Charlie Guest;
Uncles and Aunts, Phil Benton and his significant other, Charleen Goslar, Mike Benton and his wife, Betty, Jim Benton and his wife, Janice, Karen Koepp and her husband, Larry, Robert Raether;
Cousins, Shane Benton and his wife, Janis, Leigh Cohrs and her husband, Joel, Craig Benton, Eric Benton and his wife, Mary, Kristopher Forsberg, Ryan Forsberg, Michaele Nelson and her significant other, Mark Steen, Kris Stradtmann and her husband, Mark, Jesse Koepp, Mike Koepp and his friend, Jane Alsleben, Crystal Robinson and her husband, Richard;
Fishing buddies and Many friends.
Kory was preceded in death by Grandparents, Ray and Alvina Benton, Herb and Mabel Raether; Aunts and Uncles, Denny and Mary Forsberg, Barbara Benton, Candy Benton, and Dolly Raether; Cousins, Kyle Benton, and Jason Koepp.