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Phyllis J. Benck

August 20, 1925 ~ April 5, 2017 (age 91)

       Phyllis Jean Benck age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Bland-Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care.  She was born on August 20, 1925 at Eagle Lake, Il. to Elmer and Lily (Lohmann) Boecker. She married Walter Benck on September 19, 1943.  They lived in the State of Washington and San Diego, CA. during the war while her husband served in the U.S. Navy.  After the war they moved back to Illinois where they built a home and Walter worked as a tool and die maker. She was a stay at home mom.  In 1975 they moved to their hobby farm at rural La Farge.  In 1999, they moved to rural Viroqua.  They were both very active in the English Ev. Lutheran Church in Viroqua.  Walter passed away on May 28, 2002 and she moved to Maplewood Terrace in Viroqua in December, 2010.

        Phyllis is survived by three sons; James (Charlene), Walter F. Benck, Jr. Andrew (Shelly Benck, three daughters; Catherine Gebert, Christine (John) Hothan, Laura (James) Pleskunas, ten grandchildren; Tammy Benck, James Benck, Mark (Sheryl) Gebert, Brian (Cindy) Gebert, Eric (Kim) Gebert, Angela (Cody) George, Russell (Betsy) Pleskunas, Neal Pleskunas, Amanda  Manheim, Alexander (Fannie) Hothan, and thirteen great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Curtis Gebert and two sisters; Margie and Marilyn.  Blessed be the memory of Phyllis Jean Benck.


        Private funeral services will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua with Pastor Neil Behm officiating.  Burial will be in the Viroqua Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. on Monday.  Online condolences may be sent to

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