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Phyllis M. Benz

Phyllis M. Benz, 83 of De Pere formerly from Luxemburg, died Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2021, after a short battle with acute leukemia.


She was born in Green Bay on September 1, 1937 to the late Richard and Helen (Powell) Garot.


On May 20, 1967, she married Ronald J. Benz at Annunciation Church in Green Bay. She met Ronald when they both worked at Spence McCord Drug Company. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2017.


She served on the Luxemburg-Casco School District Board from 1975 to 1983. She served on the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors from 2008-2010.  She was involved with the Brown County Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, the League of Women Voters and was active in the Kewaunee County Democratic Party.    She served as president of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. She enjoyed playing bingo, following the Packers, visits to the casino and spending time with her many friends and family, especially her grandchildren.



Survivors include her three children, Janet (Stephen) DeGroot, Madison; Nancy (Norman) Pawelczyk, DePere; Richard (Naomi) Benz, Appleton; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna, Aaron, John, Maria and Claire; one sister, Marjorie Schuldes, DePere; one sister-in-law, Rita Mathu, Green Bay; one brother- in-law Bernard Jossart, Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews she loved.



Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, her parents; two sisters in law, Audrey Benz and Jean Jossart; two brothers in law, Kenneth Schuldes and Al Mathu; one nephew David Schuldes; and one niece Meredith Verrier.



Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg on Saturday, May 1, 2021, between 9:00 and 10:45 am. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME in LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Benz family.


A special thank you is extended by the Benz Family in appreciation and support provided to them by Unity Hospice and Woodside Manor Assisted Living in Green Bay.


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