Louise Benberg

Louise “Jane” Benberg, 91, of Storm Lake died on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery.

Jane, the daughter of George and Emily (Godden) Andrews, was born on a farm near Storm Lake on April 29, 1926. She lived her youth on the farm and attended the Truesdale school.

On March 12, 1952, Jane was united in marriage to Lloyd W. Benberg at the parsonage of Grace United Methodist Church at Spencer. To this union one daughter, Cathleen, was born. Jane and Lloyd were engaged in farming north of Storm Lake from 1952 until retiring in 1984. The Benbergs moved into Storm Lake in 1996. Jane enjoyed the life on the farm and helping Lloyd with field work, especially at harvest time. 

Jane was a member of Bethel Baptist Church at Newell. She enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing on rainy days and fishing for bullheads with Lloyd and Cathleen. For the past 10 years, Jane and Cathleen enjoyed visiting with new friends at Sparky’s 3 & 71 truckstop. She loved taking joyrides through the countryside, usually including a stop in a park for a thermos of coffee and cookies. Phone calls and visits from family and friends were highlights of her days.

Jane’s life and memory will always be loved and cherished by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathleen Benberg and Steve Boint of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brothers-in-law: Edwin Benberg of Portland, Ore. and Tom Benberg of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Ruth Lentz of Columbus, Ohio; many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved, and many friends and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, Lloyd, on April 11, 2008; her parents; and brother, Richard Andrews in 2009.

Blessed be the life and memory of Louise Jane Benberg.