Georjean Marie Benecke

  • Died: July 7, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Georjean Marie Benecke , 88, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Benecke was born on November 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne, IN to George and Marie (Schieferstein) Roos. She graduated from Central High School. On July 31, 1948, she married Arnold Benecke in Fort Wayne. Georjean worked as an accountant for Zolner Piston and Lincoln Life. She also was a manager at Memory Lane and worked in sales at Hobby Town. Georjean was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She belonged to a senior group at the church. She also belonged to Parkview senior exercise group. Georjean always had her hair styled on Saturday before church on Sunday. She loved to garden, paint, crochet, and finish 1000 count puzzles. Her favorite pastime was being surrounded with the love of her family and grandchildren. Surviving are her son, Arnold (Sharon) Benecke of Crawfordsville; daughter, Deborah Burtnett of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Marlene Zaremba of Ossian; sister, Carol Cummins of Fort Wayne; and sister, Sandy Tomkinson of Fort Wayne. Georjean was preceded in death by spouse and parents. Service will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00am at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815 with Pastor Doug Croucher officiating. Calling on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm - D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Debbie, Arnie and family:
I just found out that your Mom passed away. On behalf of the Harry Benecke family (Aldine, Linda, Shari, Tim and Diane), I want to express our deepest sympathies to you. Your Mom was one of the sweetest people. Although I have not seen her since my Dad's funeral, I can still hear her laugh. She was always so much fun to be around. As hard as it is to accept that she is no longer here with us, we should be happy that she is reunited with your Dad in heaven and will be there to greet us when we join her someday.

Diane and I are not able to be there today to give you each a hug, but my Mom and sister will be there. Rest assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and keep you as He has both your Mom and Dad at His side.

Tim and Diane Benecke, Aldine Benecke, Shari Schnurr, and Linda Toirac and families

Posted by Tim Benecke - Naperville, IL   July 12, 2018

Georjean was married to my cousin Benny. She was a very sweet, kind person. We had lost contact over the years, but she will always have a special place in my heart.

Posted by Janice Benecke-Bobay - Springfield, OH - Family   July 10, 2018

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