Beverly Benedict, age 95, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Christian Community Home in Hudson. Beverly was born on August 25, 1925 in Eau Claire, WI to parents Carl William and Mildred Marie (Ulry) Rulien. After grade school Beverly moved to Hudson, WI where she graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1943. She married the love of her life, Eugene Edward Benedict on August 28, 1946. Together they were blessed with two children.
Beverly’s first job was for Art Hennington Insurance Agency in Hudson. She was the top typing and shorthand student from the HHS business class and got the job. During WWII, she worked for the Ration Board in Hammond, WI. She then worked for St. Paul Fire and Marine in ST. Paul, MN, was a radio dispatcher for Clark’s Cab Co. in Hudson, did booking for Clymer Electric, and worked as an insurance agent for Sandeen Insurance Agency from 1959 to 1980; she then started working for Rothschild Financial (later known at Metropolitan Federal) before retiring in 1987.
Beverly loved to do volunteer work. She volunteered for the Phipps Center and the Hudson Hospital and clinic for 36 years. She also sang in the church choir and was an avid reader.
Her family meant the world to her and she enjoyed knitting them all their own Christmas stockings, a total of 22 over the years. She will remain in the hearts of her children: Jean (Brian) Petersburg of Brighton, MI and Bruce (Lois) Benedict of Cottage Grove, MN; grandchildren Christopher (Amy) Petersburg, Kati (Jimmy) Petersburg/Stephens, Kristen (John) McBrien, Brock (Chelsey Sand) Benedict, Adam (Kaitin) Benedict; great grandchildren Alex, Kate, Harlyn, Stuart, Samantha, Leah, Andy, Eddie, Hudson, Roman, Melah, Lainey and Ethan; sister Carol McConaughey and many other extended family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Gene and sister Gloria Strom.
A private service will be held.
Memorials are preferred to First Presbyterian Church in Hudson.