Robin Benham

Robin Allen Benham, age 63, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was born the son of Wilbert A. and Marge (Roster) Benham on July 7, 1957, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Robin received his education in Cedar Falls. After his schooling, Robin served in the United States Army from 1974 until 1976. Robin also served in the National Guard for one year after his discharge.
On August 11, 2020, Robin was united in marriage with Teresa Irene Bennett-Rider in Parkersburg. Robin worked in road construction, building bridges and later at John Deere Tractor Works. In 2015, Robin retired from Black Hawk Waste, where he had worked as a mechanic.
Robin was a former member of the Cedar Falls AMVETS. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, and spending time outdoors, especially fishing and hiking. Robin liked to tinker and would try to fix anything that was broken. He loved chocolate, jellybeans, having coffee with friends and spending time with family.
Robin died Friday, October 2, 2020, at his home in Parkersburg, of natural causes. Robin is preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Benham; two brothers, Shawn and Scott Benham and an infant brother, Biff Benham; and one sister, Debbie Wrage.
Robin is survived by his wife, Teresa; four children, Sequoia Benham of Parkersburg, Nichole Rider of Parkersburg, Seth Benham of Aurora, Colorado; and Ashley (Robert) Popenhagen of Ankeny, Iowa; three grandchildren, Makayla, Madison and NaMya; his mother, Marge Blinkendorf of Waterloo; one brother, Jeff (April) Benham of Alexandria, Indiana; two sisters, Dete (Scott) DeBower of Cedar Falls and Christy (Chad) Patterson of Orange Beach, Alabama.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Hope Reformed Church in Parkersburg, with Pastor Nate Huisman officiating. “The Lord’s My Shepherd” by Stuart Townsend, “I Just Want To Dance With You” by George Strait, (Special song from Sequoia), “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley and “I’ll See You Again” by Westlife was played. Burial will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg. Urnbearers were John Jones, Wendell Abkes, Larry Haurm, Brad Werkmister and Rod Minikus. Military rites were conducted by Parkersburg American Legion Post #285.
Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkesburg. Memorials may be directed to the family. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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