Pauline Benedict, 92, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2020 at her home in El Paso.
A private family mass was held, with Father Robert Rayson celebrating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, El Paso. Ruestman Harris Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Pauline was born June 24, 1928 on a farm near El Paso, the daughter of Walter F. and Gladys Thorne Berg. She married Harold Krones Benedict on February 26, 1949 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, El Paso. Harold died on January 10, 2008.
She is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters: Don Benedict, El Paso, Barb (Curt) Leffingwell of Shorewood, WI, Dan (Cathy) Benedict, El Paso, Mary (Jim) Cambruzzi of Ann Arbor, MI, Linda (Keith) Bauer of Menominee, MI, Mark (Ellen) Benedict, El Paso, Ann (Steve) Young of Oak Creek, WI, Jim (Kathy) Benedict of Westlake, OH and John (Julie) Benedict, El Paso. She was blessed with 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by 2 infant grandchildren and by her brothers, Robert and John Berg.
Pauline owned and operated Benedict Plumbing and Heating with her husband, Harold for over 40 years. Pauline and Harold had both been chosen as El Paso Senior Citizen of the Year, and they were honored to be awarded a plaque on the Kiwanis Memorial Wall of Outstanding Civic Leaders.
As a charter member of the El Paso Emergency Squad and EMT-I, she touched many lives, before retiring at age 65.
She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to "Be Good, Be Kind and Be Careful", something she unassumingly exemplified throughout her life.
Pauline was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, in El Paso.
Her family would like to extend a special thanks to Father Carl LoPresti.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church or El Paso Emergency Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to her family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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