UW-L student passes away during winter break - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

UW-L student passes away during winter break


La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) – A University of Wisconsin La Crosse student died Friday while vacationing in Colorado with friends.

Chancellor Joe Gow said Derek Benton, 20, passed away unexpectedly. Benton was studying Sports and Entertainment Management at the University.

Benton's family lives in Green Bay, WI. His parents Jasen Benton and Stacie Witt said Derek was a bright star and lived life to its fullest. He loved the phrase "Carpe Diem" and showed his commitment to seizing the day in the way he lived his life.

"Please keep Derek Benton and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers," said Gow.

For more details about Derek's wonderful spirit and plans for his services please see the following obituary:

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.