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Bernice Dorothy Petersen Benes
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1923
Wayne County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 2012
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA

Bernice Dorothy (Soukup) Benes, 89, of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. She was born on March 16, 1923 in rural Hoskins, NE to Carsten & Freida (Harms) Petersen. She was a graduate of Wayne High School. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Detective Frank Soukup in November of 1947 until his passing on December 16, 1966. Bernice then married Philip J. Benes in June of 1970 until his passing on January 20, 1997.

Bernice was a member of the Capital City Czech Choraliers, and STS. Mary & Joseph's Catholic Church PCCW.

Bernice is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws; Gregory (Linda) Soukup of Lincoln, NE; Anthony (Sandra) Benes of Lincoln, NE; Alois (Gail) Benes of Valparaiso, NE; Joseph (Cheryl) Benes of Lincoln, NE; Eugene (Mary) Benes of Valparaiso, NE; Allen (Janice) Soukup of Lincoln, NE; Glen Soukup & Significant other Trudy Townley of Lincoln, NE Daughters and son-in-law; Mariann (Randall) Matulka of Valparaiso, NE; Kathleen Weyers & Significant other Lenice Marshall of Lincoln, NE; brother and sister-in-law; Merlin (Mary) Petersen of Elmwood, NE. 25 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren, and also brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, Nieces & Nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by; her parents, husbands, along with four sisters, and three brothers, and one great grandson.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at STS. Mary & Joseph's Catholic Church in Valparaiso, NE. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2012 at STS. Mary & Joseph's Catholic Church in Valparaiso, NE with Monsignor Paul Witt officiating. Interment will be held at the Czech National Cemetery in Milligan, NE.

Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.

Arrangements by Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home 424 Pine St. Valparaiso, NE

Bohemian National Cemetery
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Don
Record added: Sep 24, 2012
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Bernice Dorothy <i>Petersen</i> Benes
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 Added: Sep. 24, 2012

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