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Donald R. Benish

Donald R. Benish, age 95, of Potter, NE passed away Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Cremation has been held. No memorial services will be held at this time. Memorials can be given in Don’s name to donors’ choice.

You may view Don’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Don’s care and funeral arrangements.

He is survived by a sister, his three children and their families.  Don, born Aug. 11, 1928, to William Benish and Vivian Lipska of Potter. He was a lifetime resident on a farm north of Potter which was a homestead established by his family in the spring of 1887. Don grew up working with nearby farmers and helping his family. He enjoyed dancing at the Benish Dance Hall and learning to fly a small plane.

He met Darlene Buhrdorf at one of the local dances held in the area. They married on June 6, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church outside Potter, NE. They lived and worked on their farm their entire lives and also enjoyed teaching round dance to friends for over 35 years. 


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