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Rosemarie Benkert, 61, passed away at home on March 28, 2014. She was born November 23, 1952 in Zeeland, MI, daughter of Cecelia Lempecki and Stanley Zysk. Rosemarie enjoyed gardening, garage sale hunting, high tea, playing euchre with the girls, and especially spending time with her grandchildren, whom were her greatest joy.
Rosemarie is survived by her husband of 41 years, Dick, daughter Stephene Benkert and son, Jason (Jodi) Benkert; two grandchildren, Ashlee Benkert and Ian Thompson; two brothers, Chester (Pam) Maka and John (Kari) Zysk; six sisters, Janice (Jim) Stille, Helen (Bill) Paul, Teresa (Roger) Marshall, Cheryl (Paul) Steinmetz, Barbara Zysk and Beverly Fox; two brother-in-laws, Joseph (Sharon) Benkert and Ronald Benkert, and sister-in-law Karen (Kenneth) Schultz. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Stanley Maka.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with Pastor Todd Benkert officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Lansing or Mackinac Island Medical Center. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lansing State Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 6, 2014