Evelyn June Benjamin
1933 - 2020
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Evelyn June Benjamin

Glendale, WI - Nee Burris Passed away peacefully at her home on March 20, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Evelyn was born on May 23, 1933 to Ira & Maggie Burris in Coalmont, IN, the youngest of their 12 children. She married Anthony "Tony" Benjamin in Joliet, IL in 1956 and together they raised four children. Evelyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband and many of her dearest loved ones.

Evelyn is survived by her children Rick Benjamin of San Diego, CA, Mary (Scott) Sandy of Phoenix, AZ, Nancy (Dan) Gapinski of Glendale, WI, and Jenny Benjamin of Milwaukee, WI and by her niece, Janice Anderson of New Lenox, IL. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Joshua Benjamin, Joseph & Kate Sandy, Ben & Zoe Gapinski, and Sophia, Maggie, & Ally Ruth Smith.

Evelyn lived her life with an abundance of love and a generosity of spirit that built community wherever she went.

The family thanks Dr. Bivins & the team at Highland Family Health in Mequon for their compassionate care in her life & Horizon Hospice for their compassionate care at the time of her death. The family appreciates the support of the Wisconsin IRIS Program in helping Evelyn to have care in her own home. Private Services will be held on March 25th. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local food bank.






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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2020.
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March 25, 2020
,Evelyn was a good friend and a beautiful person.
Will put her name in our Mass book at St Jude Church
In New Lenox, Il. My condolences to the family
Dee Sicinski
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