Marilyn A. Benishek, of Antigo, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at home with her husband by her side. She was 84 years old. She was born on April 5, 1937, in Antigo, a daughter of Alois and Anna (Johanek) Bina. She married Robert Benishek on June 1, 1957, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Antigo. He survives.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1955.
In 1968 Marilyn and Robert started Wisconsin Hair Goods. Marilyn played an important role behind the scenes enhancing the success of the business
She was a member of SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church.
Her pride and joy were her family. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, and reading. Over the years Marilyn established many family traditions that took root in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, Robert, survivors include two daughters, Bobbi (Dale) Emrick of Plover and Becky (Wayne) Whiting of Waunakee; four grandchildren, Justin Young, Tara (Justin) Superty, Caitlyn Emrick, and Tanya (Corey) Black; a great-grandson, Otis Superty; and a brother, Dr. Melvin (Marion) Bina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lance Benishek; a brother, Col. Edward Bina and a sister, Genevieve Stonecipher.
A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with a wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be held Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
Thank you Bob for the opportunity to get to know you and Marilyn. Her beautiful smile, quick wit and beautiful heart. Both of you will forever be one of the perfect examples of true love in my heart and mind. Truly amazing to see her face light up at the mention of your name, your face lighten at first sight of her at the end of your day and the opportunity to witness how love shone brighter than all of the obstacles both of you faced. I hope all of your friends and family write down thoughts and memories of you and Marilyn together and separately and give them to your children. My grandmother's cousin collected stories of my Mom and exactly 34 years later, we still appreciate it. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and allowing me the opportunity to meet two incredible people.