In loving memory of

Randy Earl Benson
April 26, 1960 - April 5, 2021

Randy Earl Benson, 60 of Winona, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
Randy was born April 26, 1960 in Winona to Earl and Donna (Apka) Benson. He attended Winona Senior High School. On April 26, 1991, Randy married Kathy Lewinski. He worked at RTP for 44 years, starting at the age of 16 and retiring in July of 2020.
He loved the outdoors, especially being on the river and fishing. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, and gardening. Randy was excellent at baking and in his younger years, was quite good at rollerskating. His family meant everything to him and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; three children, Eric Gaulke, Sean Benson and Josh Benson; two grandchildren, Gavin and Gracie; four sisters and one brother, Peggy (Bill) Bergler, Cindy (John) Neumann, Jackson (Diana) Benson, Kathy (Terry) Rollinger and Jennifer (Travis) Althoff; mother-in-law, Rose Lewinski; sister-in-law, Patty Lewinski (Jared Wells) brother-in-law, Mike (Cathy) Lewinski; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Thomas and father-in-law, Richard Lewinski.
A Celebration of his life will be 5 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021 at Cornerstone Community Church. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until the time of the service. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Randy and sign his online guestbook at


Heidi Richardson wrote on Apr 14, 2021:

"What a shocking loss ! I will never see Randy walking the dogs again with Kathy around our block . Randy was always smiling and happy! My heart is breaking for you and the kids Kathy ! Love you neighbor Heidi "

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Kenneth Benson wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Kathy and family I m sorry for the loss of Randy. He will be deeply miss. "

Terry L Benson wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Kathy and family. So sorry for your loss of Randy. Way to young for any family to bear. The tribute to Randy was wonderful. Lots of memories for the entire Benson family. "

Tim Abrams wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"rest in peace randy your a great man you were so fun to work with an be around u left us way too soon lots of heavy hearts your family freinds will be lost with out you but god had other intesions for you tim"

Cheryl McCormick wrote on Apr 11, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy 2 the family of the Benson family ur in my deepest prayers he will be deeply missed by alot of people who knew him best. My brother knew him so now there both in heaven together may Randy R.I.P GOD BLESS THE FAMILY !!!"

Carrie jonsgaard wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of Randy\'s passing I grew up with him and went to school with him he was a nice person and will be missed prayers ??? to the family"

Connie wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"I am so very sorry for the loss of Randy, he was always a guy with a smile, and a friendly hello. I know his family , friends will miss him immensely . Randy will always be near , my hope is the memories will ease the sadness with time. He is only a thought away. My sympathies , RIP Randy"

Kevin engler (TINY) wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Loosing a great friend and coworker is never easy but we make it through it because we had many a good times and memories from Christmas to fishing together to working together you may be gone to heaven will always be in my memories my loving condolences to kathy and family he may be gone but lives on forever in our hearts and memories may God bless and watch over all amen"

Robert and Jenn Coey wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Heaven received another angel. You will be missed my friend!!"