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Lorraine Clarice Benck

March 26, 1927 April 19, 2019
Lorraine Clarice Benck
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Lorraine “Petty” Benck, age 92, of Clear Lake, SD formerly of Watertown, SD passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 in the Deuel County Good Samaritan Society. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, SD. Burial will be in the Swedish Mission Covenant Cemetery, rural Astoria, SD. Visitation will be Thursday, April 25th one hour prior to the service at the church. The Houseman Funeral Home in Clear Lake, SD is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lorraine “Petty” Clarice Benck was born March 26, 1927 to Wilford and Stella (Denny) Ronne on the family farm near Brandt, SD. She was raised near Brandt where she received her education and was baptized and confirmed in the Swedish Mission Covenant Church near Fish Lake.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Walter Benck on November 19, 1945. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed near Canby, MN from 1945 to 1963 until they moved to a farm near Astoria. The also owned and operated the Astoria Café until 1969. In 1969, they moved to Watertown, SD where she was a proud waitress at the Pit Stop Café for 16 years. On November 5, 1978, Walter passed away.

Lorraine helped out at the Town Players, where she thought it was cool because they showed her how to use a computer. Her last job was in the Deli Department in County Fair. She moved to Clear Lake, SD and entered the Deuel County Good Samaritan Society on January 30, 2017. Lorraine passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 92 years and 24 days.

She is lovingly remembered by her four children: Elaine Hanson, Watertown, SD, Wayne (Sue) Benck, Clear Lake, SD, Eugene Benck, Detroit Lakes, MN and Allen (Gwen) Benck, Henry, SD; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Mildred (Everett) Nevins, Clear Lake, SD and Marlene (Danny) Lacek, Canby, MN; one brother, Lyle (Char) Ronne, Green Valley, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter; two brothers: Marvin “Wally” and Ray Ronne; and one sister, Darlene Fairchild.


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Visitation

Thursday

25

Apr

10:00 AM 4/25/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church - Astoria

Astoria, SD 57213

Bethel Lutheran Church - Astoria
Astoria 57213 SD
United States

Service

Thursday

25

Apr

11:00 AM 4/25/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/25/2019 12:00:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran Church - Astoria

Astoria, SD 57213

Bethel Lutheran Church - Astoria
Astoria 57213 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swedish Mission Covenant Cemetery Final Resting Place

486 th Ave
Astoria, SD 57213

486 th Ave Astoria 57213 SD
United States
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