Milton B. ‘Ben’ May, 70
Milton B. "Ben" May, 70, of West
Bend, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 10, 2009, at
the Samaritan Health Center.
Ben was born April 3, 1939, in Baraboo to the late Milton B. and June (nee
Matthews-Dickow) May Sr.
On Sept. 13, 1986, Ben was united in marriage to Elizabeth
Zavodski-Orlandini in Milwaukee. They lived in Menomonee Falls and Ben was
employed with the Brown Deer School System until retiring in 2002. They
moved to Jackson for a short time and then to West Bend in 2003.
Ben was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, active in Wild West
reenactments and rendezvous, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a friend of
Dr. Bob and Bill W. for 33 years.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Elizabeth; best buddy and
step-father of Peter (Manda) Orlandini of Genesee and Brian (Stephanie)
Orlandini of Denver, Colo.; father of Scott (Gretchen) May of Menomonee
Falls, Patrick May of Milwaukee and Terry (Lisa) May of Milwaukee; dearest
grandpa Ben of Catie, Megan, Olivia, Nicolas and Caleb Orlandini;
grandfather of Eric, Shane and Brittany May; brother of Robert (Christi)
May of Quincy, Ill.; brother-inlaw of Ann (Frank) Schmidt of Hubertus and
Katarina Zavodski of Janesville; nephew of Ruth (Clem) Evans of Portage;
cousin of James (Diane) Ramsey of Merrimac; his best pal, "Bo";
nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his church family at
Calvary Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather, John Dickow.
A memorial service in remembrance of Ben will be held on Saturday, April
18, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church, 1110 E. Decorah Road.
The Rev. John Garcia will officiate. Immediately following the service
there will be a luncheon with the family at the church. Cremation took
place at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service and private family
entombment will be held in Washington County Memorial Park. In lieu of
flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation are
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of
the Samaritan Health Center for the loving care Ben received.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.