Obituary: Bernard “Butch” Joseph Bensing Jr.


Bernard “Butch” Joseph Bensing, Jr., 76, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019, surrounded by his MCDS family at his home in McPherson. He worked at McPherson Industries, working with wood, leather, and beads.

Butch was born on May 18, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Bernard Joseph, Sr., and Naomi Pauline (Smith) Bensing.

He competed in Special Olympics in track and bowling.  He enjoyed roaming around town in his power wheelchair.  Old western movies were his favorite, especially the John Wayne movies.

Survivors include: his siblings, Ann of Lawrence, KS, Terry of Hutchinson, KS, and Sharon of Portland, OR; his DPOA, Vaughn Ingram of McPherson, KS; and his loving and caring MCDS family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

The funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, December 6, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Schroeder officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to MCDS (Multi Community Diversified Services, Inc.) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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