Elfrieda H. Benicke
Birth date: December 2, 1916
Death date: June 5, 2012
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12 Noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Cedarburg, for Elfrieda H. Benicke, who was called to her heavenly home on June 5, 2012, at the age of 95 years. A visitation will take place prior to the Funeral Service, in the church gathering hall, from 10AM Ė 12 Noon. The Rev. Kristine Ertl will officiate the Funeral Service. Interment will take place at Immanuel Cemetery, in Cedarburg, following the service.
Elfrieda was born on December 2, 1916, in Cedarburg, the daughter of the late Albert Hartwig and the late Hilda Cathrine (nee Stoecker) Hartwig.
Elfrieda was united in marriage, to the late Gilbert Benicke, on November 27, 1937, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, in Newburg. Their marriage was blessed with four children.
Gilbert and Elfrieda raised their children, on the family farm, where they had resided for over 40 years, in the town of Cedarburg. While Gilbert tended to the dairy cattle, Elfrieda could be found feeding the chickens and harvesting their newly hatched eggs.
Elfrieda enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing. Each of her grandchildren were lucky enough to receive a hand-made afghan from her. She will be remembered most, by her family, for her wonderful cooking and the love she portrayed to all of them.
Elfrieda is survived by her children; Werner (Carrol) Benicke, Allen (Claudia)Benicke, Karen (James) Moder and Daniel (Mary Lou) Benicke, 11 grandchildren; Dwayne (friend, Lynn) Benicke, Loree (Kris) Kazda, Amber (Frank) Field, Todd (Patricia) Benicke, Jay (Julie) Benicke, Lisa (Brad) Seefeldt, Jason (Shannon) Benicke, James Jr. (Jody) Moder, Kristie (John) Parker, Robert (Robin) Benicke and Danielle Benicke, siblings; Dorothy (Leland) Schulz, Alita Berling, Mildred Ulik, and Albert (Agnes) Hartwig, sister-in-law, Ilma Hartwig, and brother-in-law, Paul Hafeman. She is further survived by numerous great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Elfrieda was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Hilda Stoecker, husband, Gilbert Benicke, and 4 siblings.
The family would especially like to thank the loving and caring staff at the Lasata Care Center, in Cedarburg, as well as the Activities Department at Lasata, for all of their wonderful care and compassion.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church W61 N498 Washington Ave. Cedarburg WI 53012 (map/driving directions)
12:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church W61 N498 Washington Ave. Cedarburg WI 53012 (map/driving directions)
Immanuel Cemetery N32 W5200 Hamilton Rd. Cedarburg WI 53012 (map/driving directions)