Theresa C. Benishek (1928 - 2013)

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Benishek, Theresa C.

Theresa C. Benishek age 84, of Branch, died Sunday night March 17, 2013 at the Rivers Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc with her family by her side.

The former Theresa Diedrich, was born on April 6, 1928 in Sherwood, daughter of the late George and Cecelia (Grenzer) Diedrich. She was a 1945 graduate of Valders High School. Theresa was United States Naval Veteran serving from 1950 until 1954. She was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. On June 2, 1956 Theresa was married to Donald Benishek at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz. Theresa raised her four children and then worked outside her home retiring in 1990 from Zaug's Food Service at the Manitowoc Company. She was a member of the Branch Homemakers and a past 4-H Leader of the Branch Busy Bees.

Survivors include her husband: Donald Benishek, Branch; four children: Bruce (Tina) Benishek, Millville, NJ; Dennis Benishek, Centennial, CO; Diane Benishek and Gary Koeppen, St. Nazianz; Brian (Carol) Benishek, Kohler; eight grandchildren: Chris, Peter and Joe Koeppen; John, Anne and David Benishek; Alyssa Benishek; Courtney Ayres and her fiancé: Greg Fry; two brothers and three sisters-in-law: Clarence (Shirley) Diedrich, Manitowoc; Sylvester (Helen) Diedrich, Manitowoc; Jean Diedrich, Valders; one sister and brother-in-law: Germaine (Pete) Potter, Dayton, OH; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends survive. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Cecelia Diedrich; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Ray Diedrich, Gilbert (Janice) Diedrich; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law: Jim (Agnes) Benishek.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 1122 S. 8th St. Manitowoc. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen will officiate with burial at Branch Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of services at 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at

Theresa's family would like to offer a very special thank you to the staff of the River Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center for all the compassionate care shown to mom and her family.


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1122 South 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Mar. 20, 2013
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