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Dennis A. Benner

December 17, 1939 June 18, 2018
Dennis A. Benner
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Obituary for Dennis A. Benner

Dennis Arthur Benner, 78, of Coralville, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Brown Deer Place in Coralville.

Burial with military graveside services will begin Saturday at 9:45 am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery (old section – North Summit Street) in Iowa City. His family will then greet friends from 11:00 to 3:00 pm at Lensing’s Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road in Coralville. Instead of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials to Iowa City Hospice, Iowa City VFW or Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.

Born December 17, 1939 in Gary, South Dakota, to Arthur and Eva (Fritz) Benner, Dennis grew up in Gary and in 1957, graduated from Gary High School. He enlisted in the US Navy, June 27, 1957 as a sonar man aboard the USS Rooks.
Dennis was honorably discharged January 22, 1960. He married Mary Ellen Tomblin January 15, 1965 in Arlington, South Dakota. The couple had three daughters – Denise, Debra and Dianne.

Dennis loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, mushroom hunting and fishing in his spare time.
Many years ago, Dennis rescued a cat from the Iowa City Animal Shelter named Ginger. The two quickly formed a special bond – which they both shared until Ginger passed away a few years ago.

He was also a member of the Iowa City VFW. Dennis worked for many years as an electrician for Thomas & Betts Corporation

Survivors include his daughters, Denise Hiatt, Debra Bennerhahn
(Jeff Bennerhahn) of Coralville, Iowa and Dianne Benner Byrn (Rick Byrn) of Williamsburg, Iowa; sisters, LaMorne Wiest of Canby, Minnesota and Mavis Benner Johnson of Watertown, South Dakota; six grandchildren,
Levi Wenman, Tori Wenman, Toni Wenman, Owen Bennerhahn, Mary Ellen Bennerhahn and Danielle Byrn; several nieces and nephews and a close friend,
Evie O’Kelly of Iowa City.

Dennis is preceded in death by his wife Mary Benner, his parents and sisters,
Catherine Benner, Elaine Benner Kontz and Jean Benner.

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9:45 AM 6/23/2018 9:45:00 AM
old St. Joseph's Cemetery

North Summit Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Military Graveside Rites beginning at 9:45 am

old St. Joseph's Cemetery
North Summit Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States





11:00 AM 6/23/2018 11:00:00 AM - 3:00 PM 6/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill -- Coralville

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Lensing's Oak Hill -- Coralville
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Veterans of Foreign Wars

609 Hollywood Blvd #2
Iowa City, IA 52240

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation

PO Box 1345
Iowa City, Iowa 52244

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