Susan A. Benzinger

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Susan Ann (Luedeman) Benzinger, 68, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Her family was by her side.

Susan was born in Oconto Falls on Aug. 16, 1950, a daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Flick) Luedeman. She attended local schools and was a 1968 graduate of Gillett High School. She went on to attend NWTC, earning an associate degree. Susan married Jack Benzinger on Feb. 4, 1977, in Marinette and together they raised two sons. She worked as a claims representative for the Social Security Administration, retiring in 2008 after 37 years.

Susan loved spending time with her beloved husband, children and grandchildren and also with the family pet, the late Mollie. She attended her grandsons’ soccer games regularly and was an avid gardener and reader. She enjoyed annual Caribbean cruises, birdwatching and monthly luncheons with close friends. Susan was loved dearly by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Jack, of over 41 years; her sons: Chad (Kelly) Benzinger of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Ryan (Melissa) Benzinger of Sturgeon Bay. She also leaves her grandchildren: Adison, Aiden, Ashton, Belle and Ian, and her sister Beth (Tim) Christensen of Gillett. Susan is further survived by her sisters-in-law: Carol (Jerry) Byrd, Sandra (Perry) Ackeret and Colleen (Larry) Lasecke; her brothers-in-law: Gary (Lois) Benzinger, Phil Benzinger and Scott (Julie) Benzinger; five nieces, five nephews, other loving extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Philip Luedeman, her in-laws Albert and Marge Benzinger, and her sister-in-law Wanda Benzinger.

The family sends a special thank you to Dr. Peter and Nurse Abby at Prevea for their devoted care.

Friends and relatives called on the family on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from 10-11:45 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 127 Garden Ave., Gillett. A Mass of Christian burial with Reverend Robert Ni Ni was celebrated at noon. Interment followed in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Gillett.

For information, visit or call 920-855-2144.