John J. Benton Jr.

John J. Benton Jr., age 64, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home.

John was born in 1954 to John and Mildred Benton in Grand Rapids, MN. John graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1973. John and Jeanne Howe were united in marriage on January 17, 1981. John was a long time Jaycee and Eagles member and was a past president of the Eagles Aerie #2469. He enjoyed spending time with friends, often while hunting or fishing.

Preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Ellie.

John is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons, Dana (Libby) Benton and Barry Benton; grandchildren, Ethan James and Cole Henry; and brothers, Tom (Tam) Benton and Bill (Patty) Benton.

John will be greatly missed by all. John’s family wishes to thank the Grand Rapids Community for their love and support.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Grand Rapids Eagles Aerie #2469.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit