Wayne Benz

Dates

September 3, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Obituary

Wayne L. Benz, 89, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, SD.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.

Wayne LeRoy Benz was born September 3, 1929 to John Frederick Carl Benz and Laura Mae (Zipse) Benz in Brookings, South Dakota. He attended schools at rural Brookings and Kingbury County, SD. In 1959 he was a concrete worker and later worked for Fox Ranch in Mission, SD. On June 19, 1965 he Married Lois Winnifred Mundorf in Mission, SD and the couple moved to Winner. He was a trucker for Grossenberg Implement. In 1978 he moved to Mitchell, where he worked for the Davison County Highway Department until his retirement in 1995. He worked part time for JD Concrete until 2001.

Wayne was survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Benz; parents; two brothers, Victor and Glenn Benz; and three sisters, Mildred Steinback, Edna Rossman, Mary Arlyne Janssen.


Visitation(s)

Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time
1:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Susanne and Len Mundorf on October 9, 2018
Our thanks go to his caregivers, we know he has gone home to be with the Lord, where he was ready to be. There is now peace in the valley for him!🙏🏻
Posted by Rose Reinhart on October 8, 2018
Wayne and my dad, Donald King, worked together at the Davison County Highway Department. Wayne and my dad remained friends after that. Wayne was a good man with a big heart. Rest in Peace, Wayne. You will be missed.
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