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In Memory of Beverly Benedict

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.

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    • In loving Memory of sweet Aunt Bev. We will miss you dearly. You were such a bright light in all our lives. One brave Lady and one true American. Rest In Peace.💚☘️💚

    • Jean, Bruce and all of Bev’s family,
      I am saddened by Bev’s passing. She was one of my mother’s best friends and neighbor for several years at the Willow River Apartments.
      Bev was quite a gal! I fell blessed to have gotten to know her.
      She and her group at coffee at target and sometimes county market, always lots of fun!
      She will be greatly missed.

    • My sincere sympathy to Bev’s family.
      She was a friend of my mom, the late Betty Hutton.
      After mom passed, I would still meet with her friends for coffee whenever I came to town. Bev was a part of that group…always delightful, funny, and very positive.

      May she rest in peace.

    • Jeannie & Bruce
      So sorry to hear this – your mom was one very special lady. So many wonderful memories of her and your family. My mom has lost her best friend. My sincerest sympathy.

    • Dear Carol & Family, So very sorry to hear about Bev’s passing. She was a great friend to our Mom while they lived at the Willow River Apartments. She was also a part of our Saturday morning coffee group at Target. She was always fun to talk to and she will be greatly missed.

    • Hi Jean and Bruce
      I really don’t remember Bev back when we were little kids growing up on Second Street. But we had many good visits when she was still coming to the retired Nor Laker’s monthly lunch/bingo events. She would share memories for her days in the old neighborhood.
      Three duplex houses in a row, six families all with youngsters like us.