Joan Marie Benck (Reglin) died suddenly Friday, January 31, 2020. She was 83. Joan was born to Dolis and Lambert Reglin on October 7, 1936
She spent most of her life living in Winona, having gone to Jefferson Elementary and Winona Junior and Senior High schools. She worked for a time at the Kreskie food counter before marrying Kenneth Benck in 1956 and spending some of the Kenny’s remining Air Force time in Houston, TX, returning to Winona in 1960.
She was a stay-at-home mom until landing a job at the Sauer home as a nurse’s aide in 1977, where she stayed until 1997.
Joan loved to travel, taking advantage of her daughter living in Montana and then Seattle. Her son and family live on Long island, NY which was also a source of many trips. She took many vacations with her 2 sisters, Mary and Barb, their husbands and at times, their mother, Dolis. She took advantage twice the opportunity to visit her daughter and family living in England and venturing to Germany on one such visit.
Besides her love for her Lord, she loved her 2 families on both coasts of the United States. Her children and 4 grandchildren brought her much joy and happiness and she was always ready to give them lots of smooches on both cheeks.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary. She is survived by daughter Cindy (Dan) and son Mike (Gail), grandchildren Amanda (Scott), Ashley, Ryan and Morgan, her sister Barbara (Bert) and nephews Christopher Chad, and Butch (Holly).
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Winona, MN.