Cover photo for Douglas Benner's Obituary
Douglas Benner Profile Photo
1960 Douglas 2021

Douglas Benner

August 7, 1960 — October 27, 2021

Douglas S Benner, 61, of Altoona, died peacefully at home under the care of Heartland Hospice on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Doug was born to Lloyd and Lorraine (Schiefelbein) Benner in Eau Claire on August 7, 1960. He graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1978. Doug served his country in the US Army until his retirement with honorable discharge after 20 years with the rank of Sergeant First Class.

While stationed in Germany, he met and married his wife Manuella (Gutermuth) Benner. Doug spent over 8 years in Germany, then came back stateside to Kentucky and later Florida. After his retirement from the Army, he earned his ASE World Class Technician Certification and worked as an automotive technician until his passing, most recently having his own shop in Chippewa Falls known as “Doug’s Auto Repair”.

Doug was an avid cook, enjoying cook-offs with family members and wowing people with his dishes. He loved Packer Game get-togethers, annual fishing trips with family and friends, and was very talented mechanically. He could fix anything. He was a kind and gentle man that will be missed by all who knew him.

Doug is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Lorraine of Chippewa Falls; brother, Brad (Julie) Benner of Tomahawk, sister, Linda (Steve) Atchley of Chippewa Falls, brother, Greg (Melissa) Benner of Chippewa Falls; nieces and nephews, Crystal Benner, Adam Benner, Laura Atchley, Sarah Atchley, Alicia (James) Stearns and Isaac Benner; special friend, June Knutson; and many other relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Manuella; paternal grandparents, Clebourn and Iola Benner; maternal grandparents, Ewald and Goldine Schiefelbein; and uncles, Arlyn Benner, Richard Benner, Dale Benner and Marvin Bischoff.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Crossroads Church, 209 W. South Ave. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls with Military Honors conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Douglas Benner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, November 6, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Crossroads Church (Chippewa Falls)

WI

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Crossroads Church (Chippewa Falls)

WI

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 21

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree