Jean Lois Bensz

Jean Lois Bensz, 91, Long Beach, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 10:00 pm in her home.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Evergreen Baptist Church, 2005 Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN with Pastor Jonathan A. Rumley officiating. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery. A time to visit with the family will be from 9:00 am -11:00 am, Saturday at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.

She was born on October 10, 1928, in Michigan City, IN to the late Ervin and Edna (Hultgren) DeVaux. On September 23, 1950, in Michigan City, IN she married Ronald Bensz who survives in Long Beach, IN. They were able to share almost 70 years of marriage and countless sunsets together.

Also surviving are daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Emery of Gallatin, TN; two sons, Barry (Joan) Bensz of LaPorte, IN and Rod (Amy) Bensz of Michigan City, IN; Grandma B to nine grandchildren, Jaime (Chris) Cipares, Jenna (Rodd) Hunter, Jordan Simpkins, Jacob (Denise) Bensz, Tyler Bensz, Ella Bensz, Dylan Shinn, Olivia Shinn and, Madelyn Shinn; Great-Grandma B to seven great-grandchildren, Jackson Cipares, Austin Cipares, Grace Cipares, Everett Hunter, Elenore Hunter, Anna Bensz and William Ronald Bensz; and her sister, Betty (the late Bruce) Kaufman of LaPorte, IN;

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Don (Joan) DeVaux.

After graduating from Elston High School she worked at the local Girl Scout office. She had a Girl Scout Troop and spent summers as a camp leader known as "Pug". Jean actively worked alongside her husband in the family business at B&E Marine. Upon retirement, she and her husband started the Antique Market in Michigan City, IN. Jean would like for you to give someone you love a hug today.

She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and the Girl Scouts of America. She loved her family and enjoyed writing poetry, collecting quotes, and watching the sunset with her husband every evening.

Contributions may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church, 2005 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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