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Jean Wisner Fischer Bencriscutto

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Passed away at her home in Roseville, MN on March 17, 2011. She was born on June 24, 1931 to Milton and Grace Fischer in Merrill, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin where she met Frank Bencriscutto. She and Frank were married on December 22, 1951 in Dodgeville, WI. They had three children, Kim Sanriquez, Peter Bencriscutto and Diana Bencriscutto, all living in MN. Jean and Frank moved to MN in 1960 when Frank accepted the position of Director of Bands at the University of MN. He held this position until his retirement in 1993. They're home was in Roseville where Jean continued to live after Frank's death on August 26, 1997. Jean was active in the Nativity Lutheran church; the Roseville P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter DM; the music sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota; the University Women's Club, and the St. PaulMusicians' Union. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brotherDavid and her husband Frank. She is survived by her three children, 8 grand children & 4 great grand children. A memorial service will be held at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road N.E., St. Anthony, MN 55418 on Saturday, May 28th at 1:30 P.M. All memorial gifts will go to the Dr. Frank and Jean Bencriscutto Scholarship at the University of MN. Checks can be made out to the University of Minnesota Foundation with Bencriscutto Scholarship in the memo and sent to the College of Liberal Arts, 220 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St. S.E, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Attention Mary Hicks. Gifts may also be brought to the Memorial Service.

Published in Pioneer Press from Mar. 29 to Apr. 3, 2011
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