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August 16, 2009 – Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Service Information
St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2
Saturday, August 22, 2009

Visitation Information

***In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to the Capree Bennis Scholarship fund through US Bank.

Louanne M. Bennis age 48, of Corcoran Township, went to be with our Lord on August 19, 2009 after a three and a half year courageous battle against breast cancer. She passed away at her home.

Louanne was born on August 16, 1961 in Wayzata to Paul and Marlene Rose Leuer. She graduated from Orono High School in 1979. She began working at General Mills as a teen and worked there for over thirty years until her illness no longer allowed her to work. On June 5, 1982 Louanne married Jeffery Bennis at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Medina. Louanne was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Corcoran. Louanne was an accomplished down hill skier, loved flowers, water skiing, sunbathing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, spending time at their Antler Lake cabin in Big Fork and ski trips, especially at Big Sky in Montana.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Jeffery; sons: Calvin (special friend, Angela Carlson) and Riley; daughter, Capree; parents: Paul (Jane) Leuer of Zimmerman and Marlene Dittell of Long Lake; grandmother, Betty Justen of Elk River; siblings: Randy (Paula) Leuer of Chaska, Kelly (Lisa) Leuer of Champlin, Yvonne “Vonnie” (Jim) Rosling of Elk River, Sherry (Dana) Reinke of Plymouth and Shawn (Sandy) Leuer of Watertown; mother-in-law, Zenalou Bennis of Maple Plain; brothers-in-law: Greg (Mitzie) Bennis of Spring Lake Park, Dan Bennis of Wayzata, Tom (Katie) Bennis of Wayzata; and many others nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by, father-in-law Marty Bennis and three grandparents.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church0 County Road 10, Corcoran. The Celebrant will be Father Michael Rudolph. The Readers will be April Justen and Marcus Millace, while the Eulogy will be read by Kelly Leuer.

Visitation is at church on Saturday before the funeral, beginning at 9:45 A.M.

Interment will be in the churchyard cemetery.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to the Capree Bennis Scholarship fund through US Bank.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tom Geyer

    I worked with Louanne off and on throughout my career at General Mills, and loved her for her optimism, enthusiasm for life, and her wonderful sense of humor. Earlier this year I lost my brother to pancreatic cancer, so if there is anything I can do to help you through this time, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family and friends.

  2. Mary Anderson

    I will miss Louanne’s bubbly demeanor. She was always upbeat and fun to be around. I will treasure forever the memory of our 14 mile hike together at Glacier Natl Park. Thanks Jeff for talking us into going.

  3. Aileen Bammert

    Jeff, Calvin, Riley and Capree you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lou was a great lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Love The Bammerts

  4. Laurie Wile Brown

    Dear Bennis and Leuer Families,
    I am so sorry to hear about Louanne’s passing. I managed Louanne for a time at General Mills and discovered that we lived close by each other during our childhoods in Medina. I always enjoyed her positive and energetic approach to life. My deepest sympathies to your family.
    Laurie Wile Brown

  5. colleen hanson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

    Bernie & Colleen Hanson

  6. Annette and Scott Christian

    We all love and miss you very much my Loulabell!!!

  7. Teresa Corfman

    My sympathies go to Capree and her family at this sorrowful time. Your memories and love of your mom will always be with you in your heart and soul.

  8. Pat & John RItter

    Our prayers are with all of you.

  9. Sher Stoltz

    When Lou joined General Mills, she started in my area, disbursements. I will always remember her bubbly spirit and her zest for life. I enjoyed her recaps of the family vacations. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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