William E. Benedix

William E. Benedix, 88, of the town of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital, Ozaukee Campus in Mequon.

He was born Oct. 19, 1917 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to the late Carl and Emma (nee Mauer) Benedix and married Ethel M. Olschewske on Oct. 25, 1941 in Yuma, Ariz.

Ethel passed away on Dec. 26, 1993.

William served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater on a number of ships, including the air craft carrier U.S.S. Essex.

In 1995 his family moved to Wisconsin.

He retired from General Thermodynamics Inc. in Iron Ridge in 1990.

Survivors include his son, Scott of the town of Jackson and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death was his brother, Carl.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, Jackson.

Burial will follow in Washing-ton County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.