In Memory

Pat Benner - Class Of 1962

Pat Benner

Patrick J. Benner, 67, of Constantine, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Logansport, Ind. on Oct. 23, 1944 the son of John M. and Katherine (Hartwick) Benner. Patrick graduated from Delphi High School in 1962 and attended St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Ind. While living in Constantine, Patrick was a pioneer in the seed corn industry in southwest Michigan. He had also served as Mayor on the Constantine Village Council.

Patrick was married to Diane Robinson on Nov. 11, 1965 in Delphi, Ind. She survives along with three children, David (Kim) Benner, Kristine Benner and Vincent (Jamie Overley) Benner; three granddaughters, Brooke, Ashlynn and Allie Benner; one grandson, Logan Benner; and a sister, Kathleen (John) Frederick. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ann Hancook.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been conducted. A private memorial mass will be held later. Memorials may be directed to the family. An online register is available through the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson at