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Laura Benz

March 15, 1944 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 77)


Laura Benz, 77, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. 

Laura was born on March 15, 1944 to Martin & Adela (Neitzke) Stolz in Wausau. She graduated high school from Wausau East High School in 1962.

On September 14, 1963, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Melvin Benz at Trinity Luthern Church in the Town of Hewitt. They spent 52 wonderful years together. 

Laura enjoyed having visitors and always having desserts for everyone.  She enjoyed looking through cookbooks, to find new recipes to try and add to her collection. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and baking cookies and making buttered noodles.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; parents, Martin and Adela; in-laws, Gerhardt and Anges Benz and brother, Kenneth Stolz. 

Laura’s memory will forever be held in the hearts of her children, Tammy (David) Landwehr, Timothy (Chris Kuenstler) Benz, and Terry (Ronda Czerwonka) Benz; grandchildren, Melani and Jazmin Landwehr, Carter, Tejana, and Anthony Benz, and Keagan Benz, Carter Czerwonka, Paxton Benz, Nicholas Czerwonka, and Willow Benz, along with sister-in-law, Karen Stolz. 

The funeral service for Laura will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church, 164923 Co Rd Z, Wausau, WI, with Pastor John Stransky presiding. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. 

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November 26, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church (Wausau)

Funeral Service
November 26, 2021

11:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church (Wausau)

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