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Marjorie J. Benishek

November 10, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Marjorie J. Benishek, 93, died on Nov. 10, 2011 at 2:30 a.m. at Birchaven Village under the care of Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at athe Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Mission, 510 West Main Cross Street, or Chopin Hall, 1800 North Blanchard Street, both of Findlay, Ohio 45840. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com

She was born on Feb. 4, 1918, in Moline, Ill., to the late Walter and Ella (Clark) Karstens. She was married to Jerome F. Benishek of Tama, on June 29, 1946 in Galesburg, Ill.. She leaves behind her loving husband of 65 years, along with their four children David (Betty), Findlay, Ohio, Terry (Vicki), Missoula, Mont., Kristine, Youngstown, Ohio,and Gary, Van Buren, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Karstens and grandson Zachary Benishek.

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Marjorie J. Benishek

Marjorie and her family spent part of her childhood in Canada and her teenage years in New York City, moving back to Moline where she graduated from Moline High School, then attended Brown College Business School, later working at the Rock Island Power Company.

In 1948 she and her husband moved to Findlay, Ohio to open the first Dairy Queen in Hancock County. A homemaker, her favorite past times were sewing and gardening. Marjorie enjoyed travel and has been to Mexico City, several Canadian provinces, and most of the 50 United States.

A kind and compassionate person, she was devoted to her family, and her family was devoted to her. Her family would like to give thanks to the wonderful staff at Birchaven. During her stay there, Marjorie often told her family how kind and helpful the staff was to her.

The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at athe Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Mission, 510 West Main Cross Street, or Chopin Hall, 1800 North Blanchard Street, both of Findlay, Ohio 45840. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com

 
 

 

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