Grace Amelia Benz

Grace Amelia Benz, 78, of Hibbing, died Sunday June 21, 2020.

She was born in Mora, Minn., on April 23, 1942, to Marvin and Helen Grummons. Grace married Gerald Walter Benz on Nov. 28, 1959.

She died peacefully in her home of 50 years where she and Jerry raised their loving family and lived life to the fullest. Grace was a strong woman who loved her family unconditionally, possessed a gift for gardening, a passion for arts and crafts and always had a talent for seeing the best in everyone. She also upheld an amazing faith by volunteering her services at church. Grace was a compassionate person who poured her heart and soul into everything she did.

She is survived by her children: Dennis (Sheryl) Benz, Scott (Kandi Rice Scheurer) Benz, Gregg Benz, Penny (James) Wilkerson; her brother, Duane (Kathy) Grummons; and grandchildren: Garrett (Sarah) Benz, Dustin (Kiley) Benz, Jon (Michelle) Benz, Jordan Benz, Austin (Jordan Benes) Benz, Daniel Benz, Moriah Benz, Travis (Hailey) Wilkerson, Hailee Wilkerson, Jennifer Wilkerson, Felicia (Patrick) O’Connell, Traci Whitlock, Zack Benz, Jake Szweduik and Trevor Minerich. Grace is also survived by her 20 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved unconditionally.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Benz; her daughter, Audrey Benz; her brother, Robert Grummons; and her parents, Marvin and Helen Grummons.

Grace’s family would like to thank Fairview Hospice for their sympathetic care.

Due to the coronavirus, a celebration of Grace’s life will be scheduled and announced in the future to be held at her home.

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