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Benicek, Joseph T.

Joseph T. Benicek, age 92, Wausau, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born February 22, 1921 in Catawaba, Price County, at home on the farm, son of the late Vincent and Marie (Hnilicka) Benicek. On April 14, 1951 he married Nancy Sobkowiak in Wausau. She preceded him in death on February 11, 2013.

Joseph served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. from 1939 until 1945. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with degrees in both Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.

Survivors include his three children, Cynthia (Gerald) Hall, Marathon, Kathy (Allen) Viergutz, Normal, Illinois, and Malin (Celeste) Benicek, Madison; nine grandchildren, Nathan (Cindy) Hall, Luke (Janell) Hall, Sara (Tim) Lemmer, Sam (Beth) Hall, Jared Viergutz, Mike (Brooke Hartman) Viergutz, Melissa (Nathan) Prasun, Stephanie and Rachel Benicek; 12 great-grandchildren, Colton, Marcus and Kirsten Hall, Devin, Dakota and Alyssa Hall, Dawson, Carson and Stetson Lemmer, Johanna and Charlie Hall and Drake Prasun.

Besides his parents and wife, Nancy, he was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne (Ken) Haverstock and Maryann (James) Slavicek.

Funeral service will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The Rev. Jerry Morris will officiate. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral home.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Mar. 20, 2013
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