Dolores M. Benes
Date of Birth
August 18, 1928
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 6, 2023
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, March 13, 2023 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, March 12, 2023
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post #371 or Bishop Neumann High School

Dolores M. Benes, 94, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Saunders Medical Center LTC in Wahoo, NE.  She was born August 18, 1928 in rural Valparaiso, NE to Richard and Mary (Vlach) Potter.  Dolores attended country school until the eighth grade.  On June 24, 1947, Dolores was united in marriage to Ermin Benes at St. Mary Catholic Church in Valparaiso, NE.  They farmed and raised cattle for many years.

Dolores was a member of Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, PCCW, St. Jude League and the Association of the Miraculous Medal.  She enjoyed gardening, baking, Polka dances and Polka music.  She never missed the All-Star Polka Show every Sunday.  Dolores always looked forward to the holidays with family and she loved family gatherings in the kitchen.

She is survived by her children, Fred (Linda) Benes, Ron (Sue) Benes, Dan (Collie) Benes, Diane (Steve) Schmit, Mike (Joyce) Benes and Denise (Jud) Baldridge; daughters-in-law, Karen Benes and Lona Benes; 32 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Betty Potter; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermin Benes; sons, Melvin Benes and Myron Benes; grandson, Scott Benes; parents, Richard and Mary Potter; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Chapman) Benes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Lillian) Potter, Robert Potter and Ben (Helen) Potter.

Condolences for Dolores M. Benes
  1. Grace Jorgensen
    • March 8, 2023 - 9 months ago

    Sending our condolences to the family.

  2. Jean M Powers
    • March 10, 2023 - 9 months ago

    It is with fondness that I remember Delores and the entire family. Many happy memories there. You all have my sympathy…
    Jean (Divine) Powers

  3. Philip, Judy, Nathan and Joel Rezac
    • March 11, 2023 - 9 months ago

    May the memories console you. She was a nice lady and a good Mother.

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