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Lawrence Bertie Benedict

04/09/1932 - 10/08/2019

Lawrence Bertie Benedict, 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Larry was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 9, 1932, the only son of Bertie and Rose (Wagner) Benedict. He graduated from Winneconne High School in 1950. On August 4, 1956, he married Darlyne Petersen. 

At age 18, Larry began working at Twin City Concrete/Courtney & Plummer, and continued with the same company for over 50 years, through numerous name changes. He eventually retired from 4X Concrete. 

Larry was a gifted athlete. For years, he played on various fast-pitch softball teams. He embraced an outdoor lifestyle. He enjoyed duck hunting, bow hunting, trapping, sturgeon spearing and was an avid musky fisherman. Turkey hunting was a priority; no matter the topic of conversation, Larry often found a way to steer it towards turkey hunting. 

Larry enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Conover. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Darlyne; his three sons, Brad (Sandy), Scott, and Jeff (Emily); two granddaughters, Kristy (Aaron) McMillan, and their children Gavin, Maddox and Jackson; Katie (Tim) White, and their children Landen, Lucas, Kaydra, Karsen, and Noah; and two grandsons, Sam and Will.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church 8 S. Fourth St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Albrecht officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Winneconne Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society are appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Ascension at Home Hospice for all of the care and support given to Larry and them.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Hannah wrote on October 28, 2019
Larry: Thank you for everything you've done for me in my life. I grew up with you and you were always there. I've been having a very difficult time trying to process everything and I wish I could've been able to say my final goodbyes to you. I will never forget you or anything you did with me: fishing, walking around 1,000 Islands, carving pumpkins, treating me to McDonald's breakfast before school, etc. I love you and thank you.

Anne Murphy wrote on October 10, 2019
So sorry to hear about Larry. I have such fond memories of Larry and my dad joking around "up north". I can hope they are joking again and playing one of the many card games that they loved. Condolences Benedict family.

WAYNE W HUETTL wrote on October 10, 2019
Darlyne and Larry's family: Judy and I are so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. It's been many years since we've seen you and Larry, but we have fond memories of all of our families being together during our ball playing years. Larry was a special person and we know you and your family will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne & Judy Huettl

Charlie Tews wrote on October 9, 2019
Darlyne, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Sharon and I are presently visiting our daughter and family in Syracuse, NY. We will be unable to attend Larry's visitation and funeral. What great years and times we had playing fastpitch together. Great memories. Very special times. May our Lord comfort all of you as you mourn Larry's passing. Peace, Chuck and Sharon Tews

Kim Sanders Hoertsch wrote on October 9, 2019
RIP Larry. What a great picture! I have many memories of you and dad (Joe Sanders) hunting and fishing!! You have a beautiful family and one awesome cabin. Many thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Love to all, Kim and family.