I'm thankful for the wonderful memories I have of my Uncle Dennis .He treated me like the son he never had. In his eyes I could do no wrong. He richly shared his love of music with me. he would take me to many concerts, museums and music events. I loved looking at his sword collection and just spending time with him. My dad and Uncle Dennis were close. They were trumpet players in the Civil War Marching Band. I know they had a big part in me taking trumpet lessons. Several times Dennis and I played duets for Christmas programs at Grandpas church. When I was in elementary school the police band came to perform. Dennis was the director. I told all of my friends, "that's my uncle Dennis." When they lived on Dixon Street he taught me how to split wood for his fire place. Dennis loved boating. I remember my very first boat ride was on his red speed boat. It was exciting, but scary at the same time. Dennis had some really cool cars, and a classic brown Chevy Truck that I loved! I will never forget his boystrous laugh! I will miss that! You always knew when Dennis was around. I enjoyed hearing his perspective on current events and his many stories. I will miss him!
Even during his last days he never lost his appreciation for music. I take comfort in knowing he now joins in the incredibly beautiful music in Heaven!
Arlene & I send our condolences to the Stolz & Benjamin families. Dennis and Barbara made Milwaukee and Mayville better places. They contributed so much to St. Paul's, the Milwaukee Police Dept., the Milwaukee Symphony and much more. We are unable to attend the service as we are travelling out of state. You are in our thoughts and in God's loving care.
Hugs and prayers Carrie. What a wonderful tribute!
Dennis Ward Benjamin family ,you have my deepest sympathy .I was one of the singers that would come and sing to your dad Crossroads. I only wish that I was available on Saturday to sing one more time for him. may you be comforted to know that he will probably be joining the choir and the band in heaven waiting your arrival take care.
They will both be missed so very much !