Alvin E. Benzel, age 95, died on Friday, December 9, 2011, at Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at the church on Sunday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Mark Hasty officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon with military honors provided by the Horicon American Legion Post #157.
Alvin Edward Max Benzel was born on December 4, 1916 to Arnold and Ida (Lindert) Benzel in Mayville, Wisconsin. He was a 1936 graduate of Mayville High School. On October 11, 1941 Alvin was united in marriage with Muriel V. Borngraeber at Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon by Rev. Paul A. Feustel. Alvin served in the Air Force during WWII. He worked at the Mayville Shoe Factory, Gardner Mfg. Co., and at John Deere Horicon Works, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the John Deere Spitfire Club and was a past Alderman for the city of Horicon. Alvin was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Horicon where he also served as a member of the church council.
Survivors include his daughters, Jean (Norman) Braun of Friendship, Janet (Roger) Kohn of Mayville; six grandchildren, Sandra (Mark) Kraemer, Gail (James) Roskopf, Connie Steffen, Robert (Lori) Braun, Krista (Chris) Wise and Jenny (Karl) Stemke; 11 great grandchildren, Ben (fiancAC.e, Stephanie) and Samantha Roskopf, Katelyn, twins; Jessica and Ashley Steffen, Emilee, Abigail, Owen and Elizabeth Wise, Jaden Braun and Krischan Stemke; three step great grandchildren, Joshua Korb,Jared and Jenna Quimby; sister, Joyce Bleifuss of Horicon; sister-in-law, Annie Benzel of Mayville, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on March 1, 2006; brothers, Clarence and Carl Benzel; brothers-in-law, Royce Borngraeber and Otto “Tommy” Bleifuss; and sisters-in-law, Erna Borngraeber and Adeline Benzel.
The Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon
Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 2:00pm, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon
Oak Hill Cemetery-Horicon