Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Joann E. Bensman, age 86, of North Star, Ohio, died on Monday, February 6, 2017 at her residence.
She was born April 13, 1930 in North Star, Ohio to the late Frank & Laura (Steinke) Meyer. She married Alvin J. Bensman on November 27, 1952, in St. Louis Church, North Star; and he died July 28, 2002.
She is survived by children: Robert Bensman of North Star, Ruth Krieg of St. Anthony, Russell & Barb Bensman of St. Henry, Rebecca Bensman of North Star, and Roderick Bensman of North Star; four grandchildren: David Krieg, Alex, Max, and Abby Bensman. Joann is also survived by a sister: Rita Buschur of North Star, and in-laws: Mildred Bensman of Versailles, Lester Bensman of Coldwater, Leroy & Rosie Bensman of St. Henry, Roland Bensman of Versailles, and Betty Walterbusch of Maria Stein.
Joann is preceded in death by a son, Richard Bensman; a son in-law, Gary Krieg; siblings: Nicholas Meyer, Hilda & Julius Nerderman, Marie & Irwin Lochtefeld, Norma & Alton Barga, Frances & Henry Wenning, Paul & Georgia Meyer, Ralph Meyer, and Norene Meyer; her mother and father in-law: August & Marie Bensman, and in-laws: Robert Buschur, Virgil Bensman, Slim & Pat Bensman, Phyllis Bensman, Sherian Bensman, and Ivo Walterbusch.
She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, the St. Ann's Sodality, and the North Star American Legion Auxiliary.
Joann took pride in helping make quilts every year through Lent at St. Louis Church. She helped her daughter Becky run the North Star Health Food Co-op. which they ran for 21 years.
Joann enjoyed sewing, chocolate, and cooking (rarely used a recipe). She took care of her family with loving authority as Al was gone throughout the week while driving truck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star with Fr. David Zink presiding. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, North Star.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home St. Henry, and on Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at St. Louis Church.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.