Richard Besonen of Glenwood, Minn., died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was 83.
Richard W. Besonen was born July 14, 1930, in Kingston to William and Hannah (Leppa) Besonen, the second of six children. He married Bernice Obinger Aug. 4, 1951. Richard was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Afterwards he worked for Honeywell for 37 years and retired to Glenwood. He enjoyed traveling south in the winter. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter.
Richard was preceded in death by his sister Vi Densmore; and brother Paul.
He is survived by his wife Bernice of Glenwood; four sons Bruce of West Lafayette, Ind.,
William of West Des Moines, Iowa, Bradley of Hampshire, Ill., and Robert of Byron, Ill; seven
grandchildren Lindsay Johnson, Jamie Gudino, Michelle Walters, and Derek, Lauren, Eric, and
Michael Besonen; and two great-grandchildren Gavin Johnson and Isabella Gudino. He is also
survived by his siblings Kenneth Besonen, Jane Nelson, and Nancy Hendrickson.