Dec. 21, 1934 – Aug. 19, 2019
On Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, Dan Howard Benshoof, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 84.
A celebration of life was held Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at First Baptist Church Eatonton.
Dan was born on Dec. 21, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Howard and Florence Benshoof. He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 1956 and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1957 to 1962. Dan worked for Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. On October 27, 1967 Dan married the love of his life, Helen Benshoof. They were married for 52 wonderful years. Dan was a true patriot, loved watching Fox News and had the privilege of serving as a Delegate in the 1984 Republican National Convention. He enjoyed spending his summers in York Beach, ME eating lobster and walking the cliffs. He was also a Life Master bridge player. Dan was known for his loving smile, his beautiful singing voice and his infectious sense of humor. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Max.
Dan is survived by his wife, Helen; his two children, Cynthia (Jeff) Smith and Brucie (Don) Hooper; fur-baby, Sweetie Pie; his five grandchildren, Justin (Shannon), Casey, Ashley, Cameron and Jennifer, five great-grandchildren; his brother, Ted; sister, Barbara, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Eatonton Endowment, where Dan served as a faithful Deacon. 115 N. Madison Avenue Eatonton, GA, 31024 Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton has charge of services.