Randi M. Benson, age 88, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at Grand Village Nursing Home, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Randi was born in 1931 in Olso, Norway to Reidar and Ella Danbar. She moved to the United States when she was 16 years old and lived in Robinsdale, MN. Randi started her medical career working at the local hospitals.
After moving to Grand Rapids, Randi worked many years at Leisure Hills Nursing Home as a PT technician. She loved to travel, work outside, music, and especially having picnics with her family, including her great grandchildren that affectionately called her “Grandma Bigshot.” While Randi lived at Grand Village, she looked forward to the visits from Sandy’s Stompers, where she was part of the “Floozies Group”. Even though she was in a wheelchair, she enjoyed kicking up her feet and twirling her feather boa. She brought so much joy to the residents of Grand Village. Randi will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Henriksen; son, Gary Brownell; great grandson, Devin Coleman; brother, Gary Danbar; and son-in-law, Wayne House. Randi is survived by her children, Sonja House, Debbie Smith, Sky (Becci) Henriksen, Renee (Steve) Reindeau; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 7 great great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Grand Village nursing home, beginning at 11:00 AM. Family and friends are invited to gather for a visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Itasca Calvary Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.