Celebration of Life Services for Joseph Roy-Dean Benson will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harlan County Ag Center in Orleans, Nebraska, with Mr. Bruce Mertens officiating. Interment will follow at the Stamford Cemetery, Stamford, Nebraska.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; Joseph’s family sincerely encourages each person to make their decision whether to attend his service and visitation, based on the best interest of your health, and that of your community.  Joseph’s service will be live streamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/Nelson-Bauer-Funeral-Homes-111601113801622)

Joseph Roy-Dean Benson, 8 days old, passed away in his mother and father’s arms on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the Omaha Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Holdrege, Nebraska to Chas Preitauer and Jed Benson of Stamford.  Joseph, who quickly secured the nickname Peanut had many of the same features as his twin sister Alli and a striking resemblance to his Grandpa Dean.

Thank you to all of his doctors and nurses, who cared for him during his time with us.  We are so very thankful for each and every one of you, especially: Phelps Memorial Health Center of Holdrege; CHI Health Good Samaritan of Kearney; Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha; and all our friends and family.

Joseph is deeply loved by his dad and mom; his twin sister Alli; big sister, Charlee; big brothers, Jackson and Henry all of Stamford; his grandparents:  Dean and RaLea Preitauer of Stamford and Joel and Alice Benson of Orleans; great-grandparents:  Jack Graff of Orleans; Pat Graff of Orleans; Freda Allen of Lincoln; John Preitauer of Stamford; Gary Benson of Norfolk, Nebraska; and Lilly Zobrist of Norfolk; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended relatives.

A memorial has been established in Joseph’s honor and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.