Robert Benzick, 80

Robert M. Benzick, 80, of Montgomery, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.

Bob was born in Lexington Township, Le Sueur County, on April 20, 1933, a son of Michael and Helena (Stepan) Benzick. He attended Lexington country school for eight years and graduated from Le Center High School in 1950. He then helped his dad in his place of business and also helped with farming until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953. PFC Robert Benzick received Basic training with the 101st Airborne, Camp Breckenridge, KY. He was sent to his permanent duty station of COG, 351st Inf. Regt., Trieste, Italy. He served during the Korean War and was discharged in 1955. After he returned home he attended a two-year business college. He married Donna Mae (Springer) Benzick on May 17, 1958, at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery. He then started an income tax and accounting business in Montgomery where he worked for 53 years. He also worked in real estate for a number of years. Bob was a member and past commander of the American Legion and past commander and life member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cards, golf, spending time with family and friends and telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife; children Marlys (Mark) Ilg, Montgomery, and Mike Benzick, Montgomery; two grandchildren Holly (Cory) Martinson and Kelcey Ilg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery with military honors provided by the Montgomery Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation is at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home, Montgomery, on Thursday from 4- 8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service.