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Benjamin J. McCoy of Stanchfield, MN died on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was 82 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at 3:00 pm. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hr. prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials to Calvary Lutheran Church, Rush Point, MN
Ben McCoy of Rush Point, MN passed away on July 4, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 82 years old.
Ben was born on June 27, 1933 in Vesta, MN to Elwin and Eva (Vanhorn) McCoy. When Ben was still young his family moved to a farm near Wheaton, MN. He graduated from Traverse County Rural School in 1948, and then stayed home to assist with the family farm until he enlisted in the Army in 1953.
In 1955, after discharge from the Army, Ben married his longtime sweetheart, Betty Elgin. They soon started a family and were blessed with three children.
In 1962, Ben and Betty decided farming was the life for them, and they moved from Spring Lake Park to Rush Point, MN. Ben worked full time and wore many different hats as well as farming full time. Ben always enjoyed farming and ensured that his children had every type of animal a farm could have, with the exception of sheep, since he already had the experience of raising sheep on his family farm as a youngster. Ben was the local “Jack of all Trades” in farming and machinery, imparting these skills to his children.
Ben was an extremely hard working man, but he also knew the value of church, family and friends. They joined Calvary Lutheran Church in 1962 and have been members there since then.
He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and instilling in them the value of family. Family reunions and every major holiday of the year were spent together whenever possible. “The farm” has always been a mainstay in the McCoy Family.
Ben enjoyed fishing trips to the Lake of the Woods with friends, going to the local hangouts and catching up on the neighborhood news. Ben was quick witted with a very dry sense of humor; he often would say things that would cause quite a stir amongst his friends and comrades. He and Betty enjoyed traveling
and took cross country trips to see the scenery in Montana, to California to see his sister, the Pacific Ocean, Louisiana, Mississippi to go deep sea fishing, the Black Hills, Colorado to see his son, as well as many other places along the line.
Ben is survived by his wife Betty of 59 years, children Becky (Ron) Majzner, Bill (Deanna) McCoy, and Bart (Tracy) McCoy; grandchildren Jeremy, Tasha, Billie Jo, Josh, Nathan, Ben, Holly, Brandi and Michael; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Elwina Fischer, Peggy Swanson, Mavis (Joe) Eschendahl; brothers Bob and Terry McCoy and many beloved brothers and sisters-in-law; nephews and nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 9 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rush Point. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Inurnment at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery.