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Donna M. (Bowe) Benish

March 26, 1934 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 87)


            Donna M. Benish, 87, of Chippewa Falls, town of Tilden, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire.

            Donna was born March 26, 1934 in Tilden, the daughter of George P. and Helen (Zwiefelhofer) Bowe. She attended St. Peter’s Grade School.

            On June 23, 1953, Donna married Marvin Benish at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church.

            Donna worked at the Chippewa Woolen Mill and worked for Dr. Sang B. Lee OBGYN’s office along with 37 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She enjoyed time at the cabin they had in Birchwood – meeting many new friends. She also enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.

            Donna is survived by two sons, Gary (Nancy) Benish of Chippewa Falls and Jeffrey (Luella) Benish of Tilden; one daughter, Joleen Benish of Tilden; seven grandchildren, John, Bill and Mathew Benish, Amanda Holm, Amber Alexander, Kyle, and Adam Rihn; eight great grandchildren, Wesley, Devin, Isaac, McKenna, Aubree, Rylie, Peyton, and Landon; three sisters, Bernadette Sikora and Blanche Loew both of Chippewa Falls and Dorothy Turner of Eau Claire; and many relatives and friends.

            Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin on May 28, 1998; her parents; granddaughter, Milissa Benish; and many other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, April 15 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Pastor Greg Stenzel of Christ Lutheran Church will be officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in the town of Tilden.

            Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Noon on Thursday, April 15 at the funeral home.

            Donna will be missed very much.

            Donna’s family would like to thank the Dr’s, nurses, and the rest of the staff at Marshfield Medical Center for taking such great care of her over the years and until the end.    


            Funeral services for Donna M. Benish were held at 12 Noon Thursday, April 15 at the Horan Funeral Home.

            Pastor Greg Stenzel of Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls officiated at the services. Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Tilden.

            Casket bearers were Mark Alexander, Bill, John, and Matt Benish, Brian Holm, and Kyle Rihn.

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April 15, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Funeral Service
April 15, 2021

12:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

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