Earl Benjamin, 87, of Storm Lake and formerly of Perry passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2-7 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, Monday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.
Memorials will be given to the family for later designation and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Earl made a huge impression on others throughout his life and leaves behind big footprints. He is survived by his beloved wife, Doris; children, Kathy (Dan) Hacker, Jeff (Tim Merritt) Benjamin and Brian (Ann) Benjamin; and siblings, Doris Larsen and Darlene Korleski. Earl was a magnet to his grandchildren, Anne York, Ryan Humpal, Ranae Fallis, Andrew Russell, Mallory Leonetti, Christopher Benjamin and Lauren Benjamin; step-grandchildren, Sharisse (Reynaldo) Hernandez, Myriah Hacker, Alexa Vlahakis and Steven Vlahakis; 13 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.