Cover photo for Carl Richard Bengston's Obituary
Carl Richard Bengston Profile Photo

Carl Richard Bengston

December 23, 1938 — May 24, 2019

Carl Richard Bengston

Carl Richard Bengston, age 80, of Wheatfield, Indiana, went to meet his Jumpmaster in Heaven on May 24th 2019.

Carl was born at Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer, Indiana, to Carl D. and Etha Thelma (Eldridge) Bengston on December 23rd, 1938. Carl attended Froebel High School, graduated from Emerson High School class of 1957. He went to work for Combustion Engineering in East Chicago, Indiana. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper serving with the 8th Airborne Division (1961-1963).

He married his loving wife, Rose E. Detrick, of 55 years on April 11, 1964, in Gary, Indiana. Carl retired from Midwest Steel in Portage Indiana in 1999. He worked as a welder with 35 years of service. He was a member of The United Steel Workers of America, local 6103. He was a member of the Midwest Steel Retiree Club, and The Wheatfield American Legion Post 406.

He is survived by his wife: Rose Bengston, two daughters: Cassy (Darrel) Hoffer, Tanya (Nick Cochran) Bengston, 3 grandchildren: Jessica (Kyle Goode) Bryant, Johnathon (Alix) Wistuber, Breyanna Gastineau, and great grandchild: Hunter Wistuber, and countless amounts of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was his parents: Carl Delos (Swede) and Etha Thelma (Eldridge) Bengston, and his sister: Carol Meyers.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Services for Carl ‘Rich’ will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 with Pastor Larry Fugett officiating. Interment will follow at the Weston Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wheatfield American Legion or Wounded Warriors.

To order memorial trees in memory of Carl Richard Bengston, please visit our tree store.

Past Services


Thursday, May 30, 2019

4:00am - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree