Edward Bensted, aged 84, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, May 8, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Margaret Bensted. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith (Moss); his children, Dale (Patti) Bensted, Diane Lawson, David (Chris) Bensted; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Marion Elenbaas, Dorothy Naerebout, Fred (Jan) Moss, and Mildred Veenendall. Ed served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific in World War II. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church (1700 Woodward Ave. SE) with Rev. Don Gordon officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.