Steve Benesh, 59, West Allis, Wis.

Published 10:31 am Thursday, April 12, 2012

Steve L. Benesh, 59, of West Allis, Wis., died Monday, March 12, 2012, due to a long-term illness.


Steve was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Rochester, the son of Richard and Marcy (Galstad) Benesh. He was a graduate of Austin High School class of 1971 and attended vocational school in Minneapolis. He had a career as an offset printing press operator — a job that he loved. Steve was united in marriage to Jane Welsh on Oct. 19, 1991. He combined his love of stock car racing and photography into his passion. He spent many weekends at the race track taking pictures, many of which were published throughout the Midwest. He loved spending time with family and friends.

Steve is survived by his wife, Jane (Walsh), West Allis; stepson, Jason (Amy) Ousey; grandson, Alex Ousey; parents, Richard and Marcy Benesh, Albert Lea; sisters, Ann (Mike) Herman, Alden and Mary (George) Tschida, Lakeville,; nephews: Joe Tschida and Kavan VanHal; nieces: Jennifer (Matt) Van Hal and Analiese Tschida.

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A visitation and prayer service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Edward Church in Austin, Minn. Interment will be at the National Bohemian Cemetery in Hayward after the visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Richard Benesh, 801 Luther Place Apt. 105, Albert Lea, MN 56007.