Monthly Archives: January 2006

Website Updates

I have created a new discussion forum for people to talk about news, memories, stories, plans, etc. It’s located at I’ll see about getting the link posted on the left side of the page with the other stuff, keep an eye out for it. I have started a couple of topics for people to discuss, one if which is memories and stories about Dave Benson. Feel free to post, discuss, and remember.

On another note, our Frappr Map is up to 51 members in 19 different states. If you haven’t posted your location, sign up and let us know where you are. Go here to check it out –

Dave Benson Arrangements

From Keith Johnson:

“Funeral arrangements for Dave have been made.

The wake will be this Sunday (1/22) at Sunset Hill Funeral Home ( in Glen Carbon, IL from 5:00-8:00 PM. Burial will be on the following Monday at 10:30.

Dave is survived by his wife Julie, his 4 yr old daughter and 1 yr old son. I’m sorry but I can’t remember the children’s names right now.

Several people have asked about an address to send condolensces. Their address is 1904 Butler Blvd, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made for the childrens education fund.

I can’t adequately express my sorrow and can only hope that Dave’s family finds a way to overcome this tragedy.

Julie didn’t meet Dave until after his years in drum corps were behind him. I think it would be wonderful if those of us who knew him could drop her a note so she could have some small comfort in knowing how he touched our lives.

Please keep the family in your prayers!”

And then later:

“The childrens’s names are Jackie and Daniel.

There is a very nice obituary at the following link”

Dave Benson – 1964-1996

Real quick posting, I just got word (throught the guestbook) that Dave Benson (aka Abe) was killed in a traffic accident this morning (1/19) about 7:00 AM on Hwy I-270 near St. Louis. I’ll post more information as soon as it is received.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.