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  Newfolden - Leonard Benke, 58, of rural Newfolden and Middle River, died on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at his home in New Maine Township, Marshall County.
  Funeral services were held on Friday, December 31, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Middle River. Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Middle River.
  Leonard George Benke was born on August 15, 1946 in Warren, the son of George and Antoinette (Kujava) Benke. He spent his early years in the Florian area. He moved with his family to the Middle River - Newfolden area in 1953. Leonard graduated from Marshall County Central High School. He farmed and he also did some construction work.
 He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards with his many friends.
 Left to mourn his passing are two brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Benke of Newfolden and Raymond (Carol) Benke of Middle River,  several nieces and nephews and special friend, Carol Jesme of Middle River.
 He was preceded in death by his parents.  A00003B2005JA05