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Suzanne Kay Benike, 88, died at her home in rural Elgin, Thursday, August
Suzi was born May 26, 1932 to Herbert Dunn and Doris (Dickerman)
Richardson at their home in Elgin. She was the youngest of 3 daughters.
Suzi graduated from Elgin High School in 1950. Suzi married Lester Benike
on April 28, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Elgin. They have lived on the
same farm near Elgin for 69 years. They had 5 Children Karen (Greg)
Haugen, Hudson, WI; Don (Sheryl) Benike, Elgin; Diann (John) Thompson,
Afton; Kristine (Todd) Hugstad, Elgin; David Benike, Elba. Suzi was much
loved by 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Suzi stayed busy
with knitting, reading and making the best chocolate cakes. She was active
with Trinity Guild, being the treasurer for more than 25 years. Suzi worked
as a volunteer for the Bethesda shop. Les and Suzi were all about family.
They are an inspiration to all of the family. Suzi was preceded in death by
her parents, sister, Naola (Ole) Richardson, sister, Donna Jean Loer and
brother in law Jack Loer.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 18, 12 Noon at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Elgin with Pastor Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial will follow at
the Elgin Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, 1 hour prior to the service at the
Covid-19 restrictions will be followed and face masks are required.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with the