Wayne 'Pat' Benoy

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Wayne “Pat” Benoy, 77, of Prairie du Chien, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien.

Wayne Patrick was born March 14, 1942, to Clarence and Ella Rose (Fisher) Benoy in Prairie du Chien. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith. Wayne graduated from Prairie High School in 1960. Pat was united in marriage with Linda (Weber) Wheeler on June 16, 1973, in Janesville. They later divorced. Pat worked as a welder and electrician for Beloit Corp. in Beloit, and Voith Corp. in Appleton. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Janesville and Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien. Pat loved family get-togethers and spending time with his grandkids, who called him Grandpa “Wonderful.” He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports, including the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Pat spent the winters in Florida.

Pat is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Frank) Hanousek, of Ringle; grandchildren, Matt Hanousek, Tim Hanousek, Caitlin (Steve) Gustafson, Lindsey Antolik and Mitchell Hanousek; special friend, Janis Nelson; siblings, Frank (Jackie) Benoy, of Prairie du Chien, Joan (Bob) Allan, of Seneca, Bill Benoy, of Praire du Chien, Jean (Jerry) Rau, of Prairie du Chien, Dian (Arnie) Malsack, of Prairie du Chien, Cathy (Tim) Stocks, of Broadhead, and Joyce Benoy, of Prairie du Chien. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ella Benoy; two sisters, Judy David and Donna Fortney; and two brothers, Allen “Al” Benoy and Johnny Benoy.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien. Rev. Andy Doll was the officiant. Burial will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa, is helping the family with the arrangements.

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