YOAKUM - Morris Bennetsen, age 71, died on Sunday, March 9, 2008. He
was born in Lavaca County on June 1, 1936 to Otto and Albina Lacina
Bennetsen. He was a self-employed carpenter and a Catholic.
Survivors: wife, Betty Orsak Bennetsen of Yoakum; daughters,
Darlene Kay Rainosek, Marlene Kay Jaks, both of Shiner, Milissa Ann
Mischer of Yoakum; sons, Curtis Bennetsen, Michael Bennetsen, both of
Yoakum, Nick Bennetsen of Hallettsville; nine grandchildren; sisters,
Helen Mereth, Jerlene DeBault, Carrie Spencer, all of Yoakum, Doris Ann
McCord of Hallettsville; brothers, Henry Bennetsen of Brazoria, Leon
Bennetsen of Koerth, Melvin, Charlie, Raymond and Kenneth, all of
Yoakum. Preceded in death by: parents and infant sister.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating with
interment at St. Ann's Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or St.
Joseph School Endowment Fund.
Online guestbook may be signed at thielecooper.com
Arrangements with Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum,