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
Dear Bob, I am sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing and am with you in spirit. You have been a wonderful example of a caring, devoted husband. I was privileged to have you as my barber. God bless you always. With warmest regards, Brian & Kim Joseph