Lois N. Bencini

Dec. 28, 1920 April 22, 2014

Lois N. Bencini (nee Bauchwitz) passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the age of 93. Lois was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Chicago, to Sarah Eliason and Fredrick Bauchwitz.

Lois is survived by her four children, Barbara (Bill) Powell and Lon (Debra) of Minneapolis, Robert of Sunnyvale, Calif., and David of Oconomowoc; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Their youngest son, David, was born with Down syndrome, and Lois was very active in helping the intellectually challenged community.

Lois grew up in Chicago.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lon Bencini, who died in November 1996.

Lois was also a veteran and served yeoman second class during World War II.

Visitation will be today, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt, Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.

For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit www.schmidtandbartelt.com.