Bill R. Benson

BENSON, Bill R. Sep 8, 1939 – Nov 24, 2014 Survived by wife, Sandra; brothers, Tom (Carol) and Gary (Mary Ann); sister, Cheryl Fillmer (Rick). Nieces and nephews he enjoyed: Chris and Kate Lyster, Holden Fillmer, and Fonda Rutland. Bill retired in 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Physicians Mutual Insurance Company and Physicians Life Company. He enjoyed nearly every moment of retirement, filling his time with golf, horse racing, and occasional fishing. He was one of the original members of Oak Hills Country Club, where he won multiple championships. He was particularly proud of being club champion at least once in each decade from the 1960s through 1990s. He was a regular patron at Horsemen’s Park, always trying to beat the odds and sometimes succeeding. In the mid-1960s he was the handicapping champion at Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack. In recent years, he and Sandra spent half the year in Henderson, Nevada, where he was able to golf regularly and bet horses all the time. He had many friends, all of whom he valued. As one of them said, “He was a real Boy Scout,” honest in business and on the golf course. He was a wonderful man who took care of people and things. He will be sorely missed. The family will receive friends Friday, November 28th from 10am to 11am, with SERVICES at 11am, all at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to University of Nebraska Foundation or Wounded Warriors Project.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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