Inez P. Benjes, age 89, of Rural Craig, Nebraska passed away Wednesday September 22, 2021 at Methodist Fremont Health. The funeral will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Craig Volunteer Fire Department or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling. Visitation will be Friday, from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com. Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont in charge of arrangements.
Inez was born May 22, 1932 in Hooper, Nebraska to Niels and Ingrid ‘Andersen’ Jorgensen. She was raised on
a farm near Hooper before moving to North Bend. She graduated from North Bend High School in 1950. On
February 7, 1960 she married Roland L. Benjes at St. John’s Ridgeley Lutheran Church near Scribner. After
their marriage the couple farmed in the Craig area. Roland died August 26, 1997 and Inez continued to live on
the farm. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling where she was the organist for several
Son – Mark (Tracy) Benjes of Craig
Daughter – Diane (Vance) Wagener of Fremont
Grandsons – Brandon (fiancé Shara Bagby) Wagener & Joshua Wagener
Step grandchildren – Valerie (John) Radcliff & Jeremy (Dawn) Wiser
Step great grandchildren – Cheyenne and Jordan Moore, Hailey Wittstruck and J.J. Wiser
Sisters – Edy Montgomery of Lincoln
Lillian Foresman of Marcus, IA.
Sonja Waite of Michigan
Sister-in-law – Judy Jorgensen of Fremont
In addition to her husband Roland, Inez was preceded in death by her parents and brother Stanley Jorgensen.