In Memory of Janis Benik
Janis (Preston) Benik, age 88, of Weyerhaeuser passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, surrounded by family.
Janis is survived by her five children, David (Vickie) Benik of Andover, MN, Judith (the late Kirby) Bullard of Weyerhaeuser, Joni (Pete) Jasicki of Weyerhaeuser, Jeanne Benik (Gary) of Roseville, MN, and Mickey (Lori) Benik of New Auburn. She is also survived by her brother Robert Preston of Gilman, sister-in-law Terry Preston of Bellingham, WA, and sister-in-law Rita Benik of Bruce.
She is further survived by nine grandchildren, Mitch (Carrie) Bullard, Carly (Phil) Grassmann, Charlie (Brittany) Benik, Stanton Jasicki, Dustin Benik, Lexi Prokop (Justin), Joey (Molly) Benik, Andy Benik and Juli Jasicki. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, Helen, Harrison, Julian, Mary and Johnny Bullard, Myles and Quinn Grassmann, Callen Prokop, Aryssa Potter, and Charley Jean and Riley Benik.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred "Dutch" Benik, her parents Conrad & Gertrude (Townsend) Preston, her brothers Bill and Doug Preston, and her sister Janet Kendzior. She was proceeded in death by her son-in-law Kirby Bullard, grandson Josh Prokop and great-granddaughter Lillian Bullard. She was also proceeded in death by her brother-in-law Jim Kendzior, brothers-in-law Bob and Pat Benik, and sister-in-law Irene Benik.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Weyerhaeuser with burial at the church cemetery to follow. A visitation will be held on Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the mass.