Debra Ann Benson, 58, of New Buffalo, died peacefully Friday, March 31, 2023, in the comfort of her family’s presence.
Her life began February 23, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of two children born to Brian and Cynthia Ford. She married William R. Benson in August of 2000 in New Buffalo.
Debra enjoyed riding her motorcycle with William. She was passionate about cooking and was quite skilled in the kitchen. She collected frogs and would buy them when she saw them in the shops. She also liked her beer. Debra loved cats. She would feed a feral momma cat who had babies. She ended up taking in two of the kittens, so she had two cats. She also loved “her” dog.
Debra will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years William R. Benson of New Buffalo; two daughters, D’Anna Benson of Galien, Gracie Ford of New Buffalo; one son, Joseph (Niecie) Ford of New Buffalo; one brother, Michael Ford of Michigan City; and a host of extended relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m., in Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks.
Mrs. Benson will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Buffalo.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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