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April 7, 1930 - March 2, 2015

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Vera Benne, 84, of West Point, died Monday, March 2, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be 10:30 am Saturday, March 7 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point with Reverend Richard Bringewatt as officiant. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery following the funeral. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm Friday at Stokely Funeral Home with family present from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Beemer Rescue Squad. Vera Ruth Benne was born April 7, 1930, to Henry and Alma (Hinze) Zieg at Neligh Nebraska. She was baptized May 11, 1930, at Grace Lutheran Church, Neligh, by Rev. F. W. Rex. Vera was confirmed April 18, 1943, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Scribner, NE by Rev. O. W Wehrmann. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 37:4. Vera graduated from Scribner High School in 1948 and was united in marriage to Don Benne, July 3, 1949 at St. Peters, Scribner, by Rev. Wehrmann. In 1949, Vera transferred from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scribner, to St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point where she taught Sunday School and was a member of LWML. Sh was also a charter member of the West Point Fireman’s Auxiliary. Vera loved her family and being a homemaker, sewing and making holidays special. She made quilts for each of her grandchildren, loved doing crafts, ceramics, jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards. Most of all she loved her Savior, Jesus. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Don, children Russell (Kathy) Benne of San Angelo, TX; Deb (Jim) Kirsch of Norfolk, Joyce (Dennis) Suhr of West Point; Mark (Karen) Benne of West Point; Bruce (Kat) Benne of Tustin, CA; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brothers Alfred and Virgil (Marg) Zieg of Scribner, many nieces and nephews. Vera was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Carl, Ed, Delmar, Earl Zieg, and sisters Alma Craig and Helen Powers. Visit Vera’s living obituary at