Benjamin George Benishek Sr., 91
Benjamin G. Benishek, 91 of Wausau, formerly of Birnamwood, died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
He was born on May 27, 1927 in Antigo, the son of the late Benjamin and Jara (Vosmek) Benishek.
Ben was a US Air Force Veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the John Owen Memorial Post #287 of Mattoon. On May 6, 1952, Ben was united in marriage to Delores Behn at St. John Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2017.
Ben was cutodian for the Antigo School District in Mattoon for many years until his retirement. He taught snowmobile safety classes for over 25 years and coached basketball and football. He enjoyed fly fishing and deer hunting.
Ben is survived by two sons, Tom (Marilyn) Benishek of Schofield and Benjamin (Phyllis) Benishek of Antigo; seven grandchildren, Mary (Jon) Lewis, Kathy (Keith) Imlach, Mike Benishek, Kristin Benishek, Melissa (Andy) Waters, Jeremy Benishek and Nicole (Jeremy) Borchardt; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Robert (Marilyn) Benishek of Antigo.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Delores; one great-grandchild, Shad Brennecke and one brother, Gerald Benishek.
A private graveside service will be held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Birnamwood.