Margaret Mary (Kleine) Benak

Margaret Mary (Kleine) Benak

March 18, 1932 ~ August 5, 2023

Margaret Mary (Kleine) Benak entered into rest August 5, 2023 on her 71st Wedding Anniversary

Preceded in death by parents, Peter and Mayme Kleine; husband, Joseph V. Benak PhD; Daughter, Margaret Ann; sons, Thomas and Daniel; sons-in-law, Anthony Lawrence and Randy Goodman; grandsons, John Paul Owens and Mark Daniel Sheehy. Survived by children, Suzanne (John) Monno, Patti Lawrence, Teri Goodman, Cathi Dougherty, Barb (Jeff) Kelley, Chris (Lori) Benak, Jenni (Dan) Owens, Andrea (Joe) Evans, Amy (Jim) Sheehy, Matt (Nicole) Benak; 37 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Schneider; sisters-in-law, Mae Kleine and JoAnn Stock; close cousin, Mick Kleine; numerous relatives and friends.


VISITATION begins Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 5:00 pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00 pm, all at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (74th and Vinton St).  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 10:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Creighton Prep Benak-Brown Scholarship Fund or St. Joan of Arc Endowment Fund.


  • Tom Ciombor Posted August 7, 2023 1:32 pm

    Jennifer and I wanted to express how sorry we are for the loss of your mother. What an amazing person ! We have used her as an example the best we could how to be a parent and a true disciple of Christ. Please know your mom and all of you will be in our families prayers.

  • Iris Kirkland Posted August 7, 2023 7:11 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Barbara and I are friends and I am personally pained by her pain and wish to offer my condolences in my way of helping her to share the load of her great loss. With love

  • Kelly Mckillip Posted August 8, 2023 6:55 am

    So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing ❤️she was a beautiful Lady

  • Bob Lykke Posted August 8, 2023 7:07 am

    I delivered meals to Margaret through the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging. She had become one of my favorite people to visit with each week. A special lady who loved her family and was so appreciative of life. I will miss her daughters who lived nearby. Margaret touched my life.

  • Jeanne Huelskamp Posted August 8, 2023 9:52 am

    The gates of heaven are wide open for her, The Good Lord was standing waiting for and saying ” job well done my faithful Servant”. What a beautiful lady. A true saint.

    My deepest sympathy.

    Jeanne HUelskamp

  • Andres Rivera Posted August 9, 2023 8:28 am

    Kae, Jon, and family,

    Nick and I are really sorry about your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this sorrowful time. Thinking of you and wishing you all strength and comfort during this time.

    Nick and Andres

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