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Fri, Feb 20th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Alfred Edwin Benike Jr., 76, of rural Chatfield, a retired Crenlo Inc. employee and farmer, died of cancer February 12, 2004 at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School in 1946. On Aug. 5, 1950, he married LaVonne "Bonnie" Brobst at Eyota Methodist Church. He lived in rural Elgin until moving to rural Chatfield in 1955. He was a welder at Crenlo. Mr. Benike was a member and trustee of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the National Farmers Organization, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association and Lutheran Laymen's League. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Terry (Jeanne) of Minneiska, Dale (Sherry) and Tim (Lucy), both of Wykoff, Tom (Mary) of Rochester and Jerry (Sharon) of Chatfield; four daughters, Connie (Rick) Sherman and Linda (Jim) Owen, both of Rochester, Brenda Meeker of Lake City and Shelley (Scott) Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn.; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Lillian Benike of Wabasha; and a sister, Becky (Roger) Cyr of Wabasha. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and his father. The funeral for Alfred Edwin Benike Jr. was February 16, 2004 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Preston Paul officiating. Spring burial will be in Orion Center Cemetery in rural Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.