Marcy Lee Benesh, 90

Published 8:16 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

Marcy Lee (Galstad) Benesh, 90, of Burnsville, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, and Albert Lea, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville.

Marcy Lee Benesh, 90

Marcy was born April 23, 1928, in Austin to Helmer and Alberta (Wengert) Galstad. She grew up in Austin as an only child. Marcy graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School. After graduation, she went to Beauty School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, returning to Austin after graduating as a beautician.On May 1, 1949, Marcy married Richard Frank Benesh and together they had five children. The couple lived in Austin for 56 years. Twelve years ago, they moved to Albert Lea and six months ago, Marcy moved to Burnsville to be closer to her family. Marcy spent most of her life as a homemaker caring for her children. Once her children were grown, she had her own day care, which she loved. Marcy spent most of her life caring for others. She enjoyed having her day care, spending time with her children, watching her children and grandchildren with their activities, baking and cooking. She also loved doing crafts, especially counted cross-stitch.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Mike) Herman, Alden, Minnesota, and Mary (George) Tschida, Lakeville, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Jane Benesh, West Allis, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) VanHal, Clute, Texas, and Joey and Analiese Tschida, Lakeville; great-grandson, Kavan VanHal; brother-in-law, Ernest Benesh, Owatonna, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Benesh; sons, Richard and Steve Benesh; daughter, Sandy Benesh; and brothers-in-law, James and Joseph Benesh.

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A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Austin with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at