Remembering Larry Bensley

larry-bensleyLarry Bensley, one of the most faithful and stalwart members of the Omena Historical Society since its inception passed away on Monday, November 22, 2016. It is impossible to begin to catalogue all of Larry’s contributions to our organization but most particularly he has been instrumental in providing management and oversight to the many issues relating to the Putnam-Cloud Tower Museum, the historical displays, the building repairs and maintenance, the various idiosyncrasies of the property and its role in our community.

Only last month, he and I were rummaging around the basement of the Museum where he pointed out some the building and site peculiarities to me. He was always more than willing to attend a meeting, bring tools and equipment to complete repairs and always ready to offer tours of the facility and its many facets. His wise counsel and enthusiasm were infectious and one of the key reasons why the Society has such a central role in our lives and the life of our community.

His absence will be incalculable and he will be forever missed. Our friend – rest in peace.

Keith Disselkoen
President, Omena Historical Society

Read Larry’s Bensley’s obituary in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.