Frank Titus Benson “Iidagi Raawiish” (Three Rabbits), of Halliday, ND, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Mandan, ND.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Frank T. Benson Church, Twin Buttes with Pastor James Red Tomahawk officiating. Burial will follow at Benson Family Cemetery.
A wake service will be held at the church beginning at 5:00 PM CDT on Friday.
Titus was born to Frank Benson, Sr. and Fanny Birdsbill at Elbowoods, ND. He attended Elbowoods School and graduated from Elbowoods High School. Following high school, he spent many years attending rodeos and ranching. Titus loved horses and rode when he was hunting, working or just enjoying the day. He married Olivia “Ollie” Spotted Bear and from this union, three children were born, Rhonda, Marty and Barry. Several years later, Titus met the love of his life, Sharlie, and the two were together for 30 years before her passing in 2013.
Titus loved music and greatly enjoyed singing and playing guitar. He was very involved in his church and loved spending time with those from his congregation. Titus also cherished time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (Dave) Schettler of Bismarck, ND; two sons, Marty Benson of Killdeer, ND and Barry Benson of Bismarck; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eunice (Raymond) Guimont of Killdeer and Elizabeth Lengyel of AZ; two brothers, Edwin Benson of Twin Buttes and Dooney Birdsbill of Wolf Point, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Titus was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sharlie, three sisters, Christine, Lois and Adele.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.