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Teresa Benning

June 21, 1953 — February 21, 2015

Teresa Katherine, daughter of Alvin and Clariss (Christian) Jansen, was born June 21, 1953 in Omaha, NE. She grew up with her family in Aspinwall, Iowa, located between Manning and Manilla. She attended school in Manilla and later earned her GED which was very important to her. In the fall of 1969 Teresa was united in marriage with James Benning in Fremont, NE.They made their home in various small communities including Audubon, Manilla and Gray. They were the parents of three children. Teresa waitressed in local restaurants and was a wonderful mother. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning for her family, caring for her flowers both inside and out and spoiling her cats Missy and Shadow. In 1998 Teresa settled in Avoca to be near her daughter Tatum. She managed the Dollar General Store there until she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on January 25, 2013. Even when she was courageously battling cancer she worked when she was able, at the H&R Block office and as an aide at the AHST school. As Teresa's health continued to fail she was transferred to Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic where she died early Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the age of 61 years and 8 months. Preceding Teresa in death are her parents Alvin and Clariss Jansen. Teresa is survived by her children Jennifer Muhlbauer (Paul), Manilla; Tatum Knop (Derek), Avoca; and Matthew Benning (Lindsey), Atlantic; 8 grandchildren; siblings: Tam Merriman (Bob), Manning; Tom Jansen (Carol), Hurst, TX; Ted Jansen (Ronda), Aspinwall; Tim Jansen (Jodie), Carroll; Terri Mohr (Bruce), Ute; nieces, nephews, other relatives and any friends. Musical Interludes RECORDED COUNTRY MUSIC Casket Bearers TOM JANSEN TIM JANSEN TED JANSEN LEXY KNOP CAITLIN MUHLBAUER MORGAN MUHLBAUER Honorary Casket Bearers DAX BENNING WEBB BENNING ELLIE BENNING LAUREN KNOP BRE MUHLBAUER

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