Chuck Benedict

Chuck Benedict, 80, of Redfield passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home. 

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory – Stuart Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chuck Benedict Memorial Fund; cards may be sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home (PO Box 246, Stuart IA 50250). 

Carl “Chuck” Alexander Benedict was born on April 30, 1940, to Alexander Newton and Mary Hannah (Wright) Benedict in Iowa City. Chuck grew up in Lorimor and graduated in 1958 from Lorimor High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served honorably until his discharge in 1960. Following his discharge, he returned to Iowa and attended Southwestern Community College in Creston studying Structural Drafting. On Nov. 12, 1961, he married the love of his life, Rose Marie Faux, in Winterset. The couple was blessed with three boys. The family lived in Winterset; Janesville, Wisc.; Manley, Neb.; and Patterson before lastly settling in Redfield in 1970. Chuck worked a variety of jobs, but most of his working career was spent in the plumbing business. Chuck was a longtime member of the Redfield American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Monte Benedict; siblings: Ona Benedict, Nina (Harold) Craig, Elizabeth (Harold) Blunt, Delbert (Pat) Benedict, Evert (Silvia) Benedict, Ralph (Amy) Benedict, Henry (Rita) Benedict, and Mary Harrison; his beloved puppy, Susie; and several other family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose of Redfield; sons, Carl “Chuck” (Jacki) Benedict Jr. and Terry (Shelle) Benedict. both of Redfield; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way; many of Rose’s extended family members; and all his special classmates and friends from the Lorimor School.

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