Aline Ida (Dewig) Benkert, 85 passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born February 12, 1931 in Haubstadt, IN.
Aline was an amazing seamstress working at JC Penney’s in
downtown Evansville and The Fabric Center making draperies and later made
draperies, home décor and alterations from her home. She was
Secretary/Treasurer of Benkert Oil which she and her
husband Bud owned and operated from 1962 to 1996. Aline loved boating on the Ohio
River and Kentucky Lake and loved camping. Aline and her husband loved NASCAR
and attended 35 Daytona 500 races cheering on her favorite drivers, Dale Ernhardt and Dale Jr.
Aline was a member of St James Catholic Church in Haubstadt,
IN, St. James Alter Society and Haubstadt Daughters of Isabella Circle #151.
Aline is survived by her son Lawrence (Cathy) Benkert, granddaughter Bridget Davis, grandson Bradley
(Laura) Benkert, great-grandchildren, Jonathon,
Kristen and Jesse Benkert, Step-grandchildren, Kayci (Shannon) Amos, Sarah (Eric) Dizney
and five step great- grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Carolyn Mingay, Betty Weiss, Mary (James) Breivogel
and Doris (Marvin) Schmitt as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and her
good friend Jim Schultheis.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Leo Joseph “Bud” Benkert Jr, parents Leo and Catherine (Willem) Dewig, 2 sisters Alfreida Mayer
and Germaine Relleke and 3 brothers Matthew (Buddy) Dewig. Clarence Dewig and Francis
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, March
29, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church with burial following in the church
Friends may call from 2 to 8 PM Monday, March 28 at Wade
Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 1:30 PM. Friends may also call
Tuesday, March 29 from 9 to 10 AM at the church.
The family would like to give a special thank you to granddaughter-in-law Laura Benkert, sister-in-law Joyce Henderson and Dr. David Utley and staff for their loving care and compassion and to Heritage Hospice. They would also like to thank Dr. Michael Mayron and staff in Henderson, KY for their help and guidance with Aline’s battle with Alzheimer's Disease.