Marilyn M. Benal
Date of Birth
December 15, 1931
Rural Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 1, 2014
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. James Catholic Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. James Catholic Church ~ Mead, Nebraska


St. James Catholic Church, St. Wenceslaus Building Fund or Bishop Neumann High School

Marilyn M. Benal was born Dec. 15, 1931 in rural Weston, NE to William and Frances (Virgl) Rezac. She attended District #76 country school and Weston Public School. She later graduated from Wahoo High School in 1948. She worked at the old Wahoo Hospital in 1948 and then at the new one in 1951. On Nov. 24, 1951, she was united in marriage to Dale Benal at St. Wenceslaus Church in Wahoo. They lived in Wahoo until moving to Mead, NE in 1965. She worked as a custodian at Mead Public School for 9 years. She cleaned for several offices in Wahoo and also provided home care in the Wahoo area. She also did babysitting in Wahoo and Mead including for the Mead Evangelical Covenant Church. She sold Avon products for 30 years. Marilyn was a longtime parishioner at St. James Church, was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the American Legion Auxiliary #82.  Marilyn passed away February 1, 2014 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo.

Marilyn was a very sociable person and enjoyed visiting with her friends in Mead. She liked working in the garden and dancing. For many years she loved making breakfast annually for the River City Roundup.

She is survived by husband Dale; sons and daughters in law, Eugene and Patty Benal, Wahoo,  John and Laura Benal, Mead; grandchildren, Joseph, James, Jacey (husband Brandon Bogler),  Tyler and Amber Benal; sisters in law, Agnes Rezac and Norma Chvatal;  brothers in law, Lloyd and Leo Benal; nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; brother Milton Rezac and infant  brother, Bernard.

Condolences for Marilyn M. Benal
  1. Justine Ewan
    • February 3, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Marilyn will be greatly missed!! We always enjoyed visiting with her. She had a contagious smile & laugh! So sorry for your loss!

  2. Lee and Dica Chipperfield
    • February 3, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Dale, You and your children will certainly miss Marilyn! We know! From miles away, we send sympathy to you and your family!

  3. Randy Shada
    • February 3, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Our prayers go out to you and your family. Diane and Randy Shada

  4. Mary Mittan
    • February 4, 2014 - 10 years ago

    I’m very sad to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. I enjoyed getting to know Marilyn and her family while she lived at South Haven. My Symapthy to all of you, may God give you peace and strength during the days ahead.

  5. Gary Halbmaier
    • February 4, 2014 - 10 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a super friend and a great neighbor, she will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. Patti Syverson Korth
    • February 5, 2014 - 10 years ago

    John, Eugene and families, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Patti Syverson Korth

  7. Anonymous
    • February 16, 2014 - 10 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss! The family not only lost a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and friend, but the world lost the same dedicated,devoted, loving friend and a true lady as well!!!! The Benals home was my most favorite stop on River City Roundup! Not only Dale and Marilyn, but the whole family, and people in the community was such a special part of my memories of great breakfasts at the Benals in Mead!!! I would even go visit and spend a night or two throughout the year with them when I lived in Blair. I enjoyed talking with them, and just spending time with them and not only on RCR!!!! I rode on the roundup for 6 years back in the 80’s. I now live in Texas. I love you Marilyn and Rest In Peace Now!!!!!!

  8. Fritz and Marilynne
    • February 24, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Our sympathy to Marilyn’s family. May she rest in the peace of the God she loved. May you be sustained by your fond memories of her. Fritz and Marilynne Bergman

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