Marlene A. Benes
Date of Birth
April 12, 1933
Brainard, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 4, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 ~ 9:30 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, August 7, 2017
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Bishop Neumann High School, St. John School or Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church

Marlene A. Benes, 84, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 4, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born April 12, 1933 in Brainard, NE to Stanley and Mary (Kouma) Rezac.  On August 29, 1950, Marlene was united in marriage to Leonard Benes at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy, NE.  Marlene and Leonard were longtime business owners in the Valparaiso area.

Marlene was a woman with strong faith that loved caring for her family and friends.  She was a member of Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, Sts. Mary & Joseph Altar Society, PCCW, Catholic Daughters of America, Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, TOPS and she was a CCD teacher.  Marlene enjoyed her flowers and gardening.

She is survived by children: Joan (Doug) Matulka, Carol (Larry) Aldrich, Leona (Ken) Neff, David Benes and special friend Julia Pettit, Gery (Sue) Benes, Luke (Alice) Benes, Grace (Dennis) Jorgensen, Annmarie (David) Engel, Leo (Alyson) Benes, Chris (Janelle) Benes and Karen (Kurt) Bohac; 46 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine (Gerald) Sehnert.

She was preceded in death by husband, Leonard Benes; grandsons: Brent Benes and Dustin Benes; parents, Stanley and Mary Rezac, brother, Valarian (Janet) Rezac.

Condolences for Marlene A. Benes
  1. Erin O'Neil-Egr
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    Ann and family,

    Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the death of your mother. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time and we pray that find peace in God’s love.

    Erin O’Neil-Egr & Family

  2. Anonymous
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    sorry for your loss

  3. Anonymous
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss, such a neat and fun lady!

  4. Roma J Engdahl
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    My thoughts, prayers and sincere sympathy are with you and your family, Karen. It is a sad day for us because we miss them so much.

  5. Jerry and Paula Sayker
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you .

    Jerry and Paula Sayker

  6. Fr. Matt Vandewalle
    • August 5, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to Marlene’s good family. Marlene is a woman of powerful Faith and Joy!

  7. Angela
    • August 6, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    Grace & All the Benes family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort at this time.
    Rev:21 1-4… no more pain no more sarrow…
    You are in my heart.. my prayers.
    Love you.

    Angela Popple

  8. Alice Helms
    • August 6, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for her and your family.

  9. Sandy Walstrom
    • August 6, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  10. Aquinas & St. Mary's Catholic Schools
    • August 7, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Benes Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Marlene’s passing. She will be remembered by us as a faith filled woman who lived her faith by example. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn her loss and celebrate her life.
    In Christ,
    Aquinas & St. Mary’s Catholic Schools

  11. Mary (Ell) Chevalier
    • August 8, 2017 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

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