Kent Owen Benson - 28
5/19/1980 - 7/26/2008
Hoffman Estates, IL
Kent Owen Benson, 28, of Hoffman Estates, IL died Saturday, July 26, 2008 in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, of complications due to cancer.He was born May 19, 1980 in Rockford, IL to John O. "Jack" & JoAnn Benson. He was employed in the financial industry. Kent graduated NIU in 2004, Rock Valley College 2002, and Boylan High School in 2000. He loved golf, fishing and being with friends. Kent overcame many problems since birth and accomplished many great things. He had a wonderful memory for people, places and dates. Even though he had some limiting back and muscle problems, he enjoyed being with people. He was a very caring and compassionate individual. Many of his friends called him "Kent the Gent". Anyone who knew Kent loved him. He loved his brothers, sister and nieces. Survived by his parents, Jack & JoAnn of Rockford. Sister Karen of Milwaukee, and brothers Kirk, Craig and his wife Katie, all of Chicago. Also survived by his two beautiful nieces, Morgan & Brooke. Kent brought so much love into the world, and he will be greatly missed.Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 . Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2008 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford, Il 61107 with Fr. Dean Russell officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
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