James Robert Benak

James Robert Benak

March 26, 1930 – May 19, 2018

Preceded in death by his parents, James and Sadie; siblings, John and Patricia.  Survived by his wife of 68 years, Norma; children: Sandra Acquazzino (Bruce), James (Patricia), Greg (Anne), Kathleen Lindsay (Allan), Thomas, and Daniel (Kristi); eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jim was a Korean War Veteran and a long-time Swift and Company employee.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved reading, fishing, the out-of-doors, and his family.

VISITATION: Thursday, May 24th at 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 30th at 11am at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials will be directed by the family.




  • Angie Uttecht Posted May 21, 2018 2:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Benak family. May God bless you while you honor this beloved man.

  • michael mchugh Posted May 22, 2018 8:52 am

    Me deepest sympathies. I have many wonderful memories of James. Mostly of the myriad of Coca Cola bottles stacked in the house and watching hm catch JIm in their front yard. Too bad Jim didn’t let his Dad know that he has throwing that breaking ball when it hit his Dad’s nose.

  • Joel and Linda Mulder Posted May 24, 2018 8:23 am

    Thinking of you and your family in this time of loss. God Bless.

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