Benson, Randal W.

Randal W. Benson, 85, of Galesburg passed away at 1:39 a.m. Saturday, August 2 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

He was born September 10, 1928 in Barrington, IL and married Rosemary McCabe in 1952 in Barrington, IL. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Randal is survived by his daughter, Sue (Phil) Headley; three grandchildren, Matthew Headley, Francie Waller, and Shari Benson; five great grandchildren, Alexis Wagenius, Ava Headley, Kale Waller, Emma Waller, and Liam Headley; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Benson and his granddaughter, Amy Headley.

Randal worked as a self-employed carpenter, and will be remembered for his love of spending time in the north woods of Wisconsin and how he loved to fish. He also enjoyed helping his family with his carpentry skills. Randal enjoyed spending time with the Men’s Group at the Kensington, and he loved all of his dogs.

Cremation has been accorded and Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements with the family. No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be given to the family at