Jim Bense


Jim Bense, 70, of Columbus, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at his home.

He was a grain farmer and was a member of Chapel of the Good Shepherd church.

Jim enjoyed farming and watching sports. He liked to talk and visit with people. He also enjoyed spending time with family and his grandkids.

Born on Sept. 27, 1946, in Columbus, Jim was the son of Everett and Mabel Legan Bense. He married Pat Beeker on Aug. 23, 1975, and she survives.

Other survivors include children, Mike Bense of Columbus, Steve (Jennifer) Bense and John (BJ) Bense, both of Hope; grandchildren, Tyler and Aiden Bense, and Ryan and Kobe Meahl, all of Hope; and brother, David Bense, of Hope.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Kathy Bense and Carol Petro.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Norman Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Torrison officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Moravian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Chapel of the Good Shepherd.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bense family at normanfuneralhome.net.