Age 82, passed away on March 5, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am, Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Roy Horning to officiate, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Benjamin’s family will be present to receive friends from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm, on Thursday, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. At 7:00 pm, on Thursday evening, family, friends, and parish will gather to pray the Rosary. On Friday morning, Benjamin will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or church. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Benjamin’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Benjamin was born in Flint on August 26, 1939, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and Margurite Ewald. Benjamin was a carpenter for General Motors. He was also self-employed as a builder. He built both of his homes, many commercial offices, and residential buildings. Benjamin married Patricia Kaczmarczyk on October 27, 1962. They spent their summers in Tawas at their Lake Huron home. There they enjoyed boating and bonfires on the beach with family and great friends. Benjamin loved the lake and everything outdoors. From a simple bike ride all the way to Jerry's Marina in Tawas, to jumping on his Harley Davidson, attending the events. With his Captain’s License, he delivered boats around the Great Lakes for Krenners of Bay City, as well as traveling on his own boat. Benjamin loved to talk. He loved a morning stroll on the Tawas State deck, visiting with all the boaters. Benjamin most cherished the bonfires on the beach with his family. He will be greatly missed by all.
Left to cherish Benjamin’s memory are his children: Patty Ann (Jeff) Germaine, Suzanne Hoyt, Benny (Terri) Ewald; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife Patricia; son, Jerry Ewald; parents; siblings: Glenn, Delores, Eleanor, and Mae.