Haas-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory

Dateline: Burlington/Elkhorn
Name: Michael Charles Benham, 61
Died: February 28, 2012, in Town of Geneva @ Mercy-Walworth Hospital

Elkhorn/Burlington:Father Michael C. Benham: 61, died unexpectedly Tuesday February 28, 2012 at Mercy Walworth Hospital & Medical Center.
He was born October 23, 1950 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Frank J. and Mary Irene (Geraty) Benham. Michael attended St. Mary's Grade School in Elm Grove, IL and graduated from Palatine High School in Palatine, IL. He earned his BA and MDIV from St. Francis Seminary. After ordination he spent 6 years at St. John's Nepomuk Racine, WI from 1976 until 1982 then he was at St. Joseph's High School in Kenosha, WI from 1982 until 1988. He was Pastor at St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington from 1988 until 2000 and then was pastor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Elkhorn, WI from 2000 until 2004. He served as Chaplin of the Burlington Rescue Squad and was on the Advisory Board of Transitional Living Center of Burlington, WI. He is survived by his 2 sisters: Patricia (Gerald) Wallenberg of Morton Grove, IL, and Maureen (Jeffrey) Johnson of Hoffman Estates, IL. 1 brother: Dr. Sean (Marybeth) Benham of Manitowoc, WI. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother: Ronald.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Saturday March 3, 2012 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Elkhorn, WI. Burial will be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery Burlington, WI. Visitation 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a 7:45 Pm Vigil service Friday March 2, 2012 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home 730 N. Wisconsin St. Elkhorn, WI. Memorials may be made in Michael's name to: School Sisters of Notre Dame 13105 Watertown Plank Road Elm Grove, WI 53122. On-line guest registry can be signed at


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