Betty Benda

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Betty L. Benda

1925 -2013

Betty L. Benda, 87, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at her residence.

Born in Frankfort, Ind., on Aug. 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bess (Snethen) Reno.

Betty was united in marriage to James G. Benda on Nov. 22, 1951, in Frankfort, Ind., and moved to Kenosha. They were blessed with two children and 55 years of marriage. James preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2006.

Betty worked alongside her husband in their own woodworking business, Lakeshore Finishing. They were dedicated and hardworking until retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. The business kept Betty busy, but most of all, she cherished time with her family and adored her grandchildren and great-children.

Betty is survived by her children, James G. (Dawn) Benda, Jr. and Janet (Jeff) Thiele; her six grandchildren, Brian (Kristin) Thiele, Megan (Paul) McCullough, Brandon Paul, Ashley Paul, Heather Paul and Jimmy Benda and her five great-grandchildren, Corey Clark, Nolan Day, Kendal Thiele, Maycee Thiele and Brogan McCullough.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Reno and her sister, Helen Price.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Private Interment will be held in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. A visitation for Betty will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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Published online at on May 5, 2013