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Russell Ivon Bengtson
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Obituary for Russell Ivon Bengtson

Russell Ivon Bengtson, 75, of Middletown, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Radziwon) Bengtson for fifty years, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Carl and Helen (Anderson) Bengtson.

Russ lived all of his life in Middletown, was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and worked for Bacon Brothers for forty years. He also worked for ACCRA-Temp Mechanical Contractors in West Hartford for eight years. Russ was a veteran serving in the United States Army in Germany from 1964 – 1966. He was an active member and treasurer of Tobacco Valley Flywheelers. Russ loved engine shows, toy shows and bottle shows and most of all enjoyed his life living on the family farm, haying and taking care of the animals.

Along with his wife, Russ is survived by two sons, Stephen A. Bengtson and his wife, Maryann of Middletown and William R. Bengtson and his wife, Lynn of East Hampton; a brother, Clayton C. Bengtson and his wife, Shirley of Meriden; five grandchildren, Corey Bengtson and his fiancé, Asia, Andrew Bengtson, Julia Bengtson, Giovanna Corvo and Jackie Cullum and her husband, Matt; a great grandson, Landon Cullum and several nieces and nephews.

The Bengtson family would like to extend a special thank you to Middlesex Hospice for their wonderful care.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington Street, Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Boston, 2900 North Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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