Pamela Rae Benish
Pamela Rae Benish, 70, of Harpers Ferry IA, passed away peacefully holding her husbands hand at Mayo Clinic Hospital in LaCrosse WI on July 19, 2022.
She was born on March 2, 1952 to Doris and Lester Marth in Mason City, Iowa. She was married to her loving husband Ed for 50 years.
She was a kind, caring and patient wife, parent, sister and friend. She always put others first. She loved nature and had an awe and wonder for rainbows and whales. Her joy was infectious.
Pamela graduated high school from Mason City High School, went to NIAAC and then while raising her children she graduated from Winona State University with a degree in accounting and got her CPA.
She retired from Wenonah Canoe as a CFO in 2010. She retired to the home her and her husband built in beautiful NE Iowa. Her and her husband spent winters in Hawaii for the last 6 years.
She looked forward to time spent hiking in nature and walking on the beach enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.
Pamela is survived by her husband Ed; her daughter Lisa (Kevin Stach); her sisters Merikay Mestad and Gail (Phil) Allison; sisters-in law Linda Boss, Judi (Pat) Heller, Mary (Roger) Timko, Laurie Quintero; brother- in-law Tom Benish, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Adam Benish, her parents Doris and Lester Marth, her parents- in- law Ray and Mary Dolores Benish, her nephew Joseph Allison and her brother- in- laws Gary Mestad and Andy Boss.
There will be no formal service at the request of our loved one. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: The Pacific Whale Foundation, St Jude’s Foundation or plant a tree in her memory.
Coulee Region Cremation Group of Onalaska, WI. is assisting the family with arrangements.