Dolores V. Benedict, 80

Dolores V. Benedict (nee Kalupa), 80, of West Bend died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Kathy Hospice.

She was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Milwaukee to the late Francis and Victoria (nee Kunkel) Kalupa and married Richard L. Benedict on Dec. 1, 1959, in Milwaukee. Richard has preceded her in death.

Dolores enjoyed working for the Washington County Senior Center for many years. She loved spending time with her family and liked sewing, reading, politics, and being a homemaker.

She is survived by her three children: Linda (Doug) Nutten of West Bend, Susan (Matthew) Broadfield of Tyler, Texas and James (Jennifer) Benedict of Oconomowoc and seven grandchildren: Ethan, Michael and Gabriel Broadfield, Jocelyn and William Benedict, and Bart and Holly Householder. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Victoria Kunkel, her husband Richard, four sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Kathy Hospice are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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