November 19, 1942 - February 23, 2016


Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Arthur “Art” J. Benoit, who passed away peacefully Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be at the parish cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Friends and relatives may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church in Sauk Rapids.

Arthur was born on November 19, 1942 to Mathias and Olivia (Gohman) Benoit in St. Augusta. He married Joyce Hoeschen on October 27, 1962 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Art was the owner and operator of Philips 66 Service Station from 1969 to 2002 in St. Cloud. He lived in the St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids area for all of his life. Art enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, going out to eat, card games, especially 500, his iPad and trips to the casino. He was an avid traveler and loved going on long car rides. His travels and adventures have taken him to 44 different states throughout the country. Art was a very humble, honest, kind and loving man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Joyce of Sauk Rapids; children, Gregory (Tracie) of Sauk Rapids, Gary of Sauk Rapids and Lori (Pete) Lagergren of Grand Rapids; siblings, Carol Winkelman of Sartell, Mary Mumm of St. Cloud and Bernice (John) Stang of Luxemburg; brother in law, Ron Naegeli and sister in law, Shirley Benoit; grandchildren, Jenny, Jessie, Josh, Jacob, Alli and Zach and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Pearl Grier, John, Math Jr., and Jean Naegeli.