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John H. Benda

December 18, 1938 — September 21, 2023

Omaha

John H. Benda

John Harold Benda was born December 18, 1938 in Petersburg, Nebraska to Harold & Lucille Benda.  He was the 2nd of 10 children in the family (1 brother & 8 sisters!).  John was a quiet, gentle, kind soul who dearly loved his family!  

He had a prosthetic leg from when he was a young child, but he never let that hinder him.  He helped many new amputees come to terms with their amputations & learn that the loss of a limb doesn’t need to slow you down.  He always enjoyed helping others & never complained even if he had other things he could have been doing.  He was often a “borrowed” Dad when needed in the neighborhood.  He worked the majority of his life as an architectural draftsman. His drawings were not computer assisted & many of them were like artistic creations!

He loved dill pickles & absolutely anything chocolate.  He read the newspaper faithfully (every single article) & was always on the lookout for a good coupon.   John loved watching his kids/grandkids play sports, especially soccer.  

He preferred to listen rather than talk, unless you were ready to say goodbye, with your hand on the doorknob . . . then he always had another story to tell or question to ask. 

John is survived by a large, loving family.  We will all miss him & his presence on earth deeply.  

VISITATION:
Thursday (9/28/2023) 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 108th Street Chapel;

SERVICE:
Friday (9/29/2023) 11:00 AM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE; 

INTERMENT
Friday (9/29/2023) 9:30 AM at Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha, NE.

MEMORIALS TO:

GEA (Gretna Elite Academy) - This is the soccer league John's grandson plays for - Venmo to @GEA2020 or 10550 S. 222nd St
Gretna, NE 68028 

or

Amputee Support Group of the Midlands 
504 N 3rd Ave 
Logan, IA 51546

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, September 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Roeder Mortuary - 108th Street Chapel

2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, NE 68164

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Burial

Friday, September 29, 2023

9:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery

2300 S 78th St, Omaha, NE 68124

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 29, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Roeder Mortuary - 108th Street Chapel

2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, NE 68164

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