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Obituary of Benjamin O. “Benny” Free:

Benjamin O. “Benny” Free, son of William T. Free Sr. and Florence (Lervold) Free was born June 14, 1941 at Courtland, KS and passed away on February 20, 2018 at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato, KS at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 6 days.
He graduated from Courtland High School, Courtland, KS.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Kasl on April 22, 1960 and to this union three children were born, Cindy, Becky, Curtis.
He has lived in the Formoso community since 1966. He was a member of the Formoso Community Church and 47 year member of the Formoso Volunteer Fire department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Free Sr. and Florence Free, one brother, William T. Free Jr., brother in law, Merlin Larson.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Free of Formoso, KS, two daughters, Cindy (Nick) Kimes of Harrison, AR, Becky (Robert) Roush of Formoso, KS, one son, Curtis (Jody) Free of Salina, KS, four grandchildren, Luke (Lauren) Roush of Formoso, KS,
Samantha (Alan) Sramek of LaCrosse, KS, Annika Free of Salina, KS, Dane Free of Salina, KS, step grandchild, Kara Tramell of Harrison, AR, four great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, one sister, Carol Larson of Apache Junction, AZ, sister in law, Joan Free of Cleveland, OK, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, February 26, 2018, Formoso Community Church, Formoso, KS, conducted by, Pastor Daniel Waide.
Interment will be in Balch Cemetery, Formoso, KS.
Memorials may be given to Formoso Community Church or Formoso Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends may call on Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will receive friends from 2 PM to 4 PM Sunday.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.


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