Daniel Benzinger

Daniel R. Benzinger

Saturday, December 2nd, 1939 - Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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Daniel R. Benzinger of West Allis passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Dan was born December 2, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI. He was proud to have served his country in the US Navy where he learned his skills to become a chef. On April 11, 1964 Dan married Mary Hebein and they made the Milwaukee area their home. Dan was a chef at various country clubs, owned his own home improvement business and worked at Miller Brewery, retiring in 1999. Dan enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers games, Nascar races, going on fishing trips, camping with family and friends and he belonged to the West Allis Wood Workers Club where he handmade many gifts and projects for his family.

Dan will be greatly missed by his 5 children: Theresa (Joseph) Mehrwerth, Karin (Jeffrey) Strubel, Danny (Carrie) Benzinger, Julie (RC) Schroeder, Michael Benzinger (Rebecca Biskupski); 17 grandchildren: Stephanie (Paul), Steve (Samantha), Jacki, Ryan, Jake (fiancé Melissa), Jeremy (fiancé Dana), Alec, Samantha, Matt, Ben, Andrew, Anthony, Michel, Lukas, Jack, Emma and Edwyn; 6 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Colin, Zachary, Greyson, Lucille and Brynlee. His Brothers: Mark (Carol) and Joseph (Sharrie) Brother/Sister-in-law: Peter (Sheila) Hebein and many nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and longtime friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary, Parents: Roy and Loraine, Sister: Corrine, In-laws: Jacob & Jennie Hebein; Brother-in-laws: Rev. James Hebein and Joseph Hebein, Sister-in-law: Audrey Hebein.

A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Hartson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:00am to 1:00pm. Service will begin at 1:00pm and burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 18th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, June 18th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Hartson Funeral Home
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 18th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, June 18th, 2021 1:00pm
    Hartson Funeral Home
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tom Griffey
  • Interment

    Friday, June 18th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Friday, June 18th, 2021 2:30pm
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery & Mausoleum
    3801 West Morgan Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53221-5701
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Scott and Connie Hrovat

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Jim Perlewitz

Posted at 01:33pm
Mary & Family,

It is with deepest regret to learn of the passing of "Danny." He was a person in my life not to be forgotten. I enjoyed having him as a part of my youth and rejoined at the school reunions. Stay well, jim perlewitz

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