Carmen Benedict

Jan. 31, 1930 – March 16, 2013

Carmen Benedict of Pewaukee, formerly of Louisville, Ky., passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 83 years. Carmen was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 31, 1930, daughter of Clyde and Helen (Sommers) Haberman.

Carmen will always be remembered as a person of great warmth, humor, compassion and wisdom. An avid reader, she enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo, where she usually won.

Carmen will be dearly missed by her children, Bob (Mary) Benedict, Greg Benedict and Karen (Bob) Ainsworth; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason), Aaron, Julie, Amey, Holly and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, London and Alicia; sister, Nancy (Don) Hanna; brothers, Tom (Gail) Haberman and Clyde (Beverly) Haberman; and sister-inlaw, Gina Haberman; and her lifelong friends, Arline O’Brien and Shirley Penn. Carmen is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends at the Silvernail Senior Residence.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Heather; parents; sister, Marilyn Leupold; and brothers, James Haberman and Charles Haberman.

Private family graveside services will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in honor of Carmen may be directed to the Autism Treatment Center of America, 2080 S. Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA 01257.

The family of Carmen would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by the VITAS staff.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit