LOLO – Steven William “Wobble” Benzschawel, 53, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his home.
Steve was born July 6, 1961, in Buffalo, Minnesota, to parents Wilbur and Marlene Benzschawel. He graduated from Maple Lake High School in Maple Lake, Minnesota, in 1979. He then went on to further his education at St. Cloud University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for two years before completing his degree in civil engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman. Go, Cats! After graduating from Montana State University in 1996, Steve chose to remain in Montana and purchased his own little piece of God’s country in Lolo. At the time of his death he was employed by CH2M HILL as a construction engineer in the Aviation Services Division. When Steve wasn’t working, he enjoyed riding his Harley, jeeping in Moab, Utah, creating beautiful works of art in his shop, watching his beloved Minnesota Vikings and baking the most incredible pies. Although Steve enjoyed the fruits of his labor, he would have been the first to tell you that the most important things in life are not things at all, but the love of family and friends. He will truly be missed.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene; grandparents, Joe and Anna Benzschawel and James and Alfreda Lengyel; along with many aunts and uncles.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, and her two children; his father, Wilbur; three sisters, Connie, Trish and Charolyt and their husbands; numerous aunts and uncles, especially his dear aunt Bonnie and uncle Art; seven nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; and six very special boys who lovingly referred to him as “Grandpa Lolo.”
Steve’s wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of Steve’s life will be announced at a later date.