Benaitis Sr., Michael J. June 12, 2012. Age 72. Vietnam veteran with the United States Air Force. Devoted husband of the late Margaret Benaitis (nee Balais); loving father of Michael J., Jr. (Erin) Benaitis, Michelle Blackburn, Daniel (Jennifer) Benaitis, Danielle (Scott) Merk, and Mark (Kristie) Benaitis; cherished papa of 11; beloved brother of Alvina Giedraitis, Raymond Benaitis, Helen Kupetis, Kathy Johnson, late Anthony Benaitis, late Leonard Benaitis, and the late Regina Endriukaitis; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Petkus Lemont Funeral Home, 12401 S. Archer Ave. (at Derby Rd.), Lemont to Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Mission Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. 800-994-7600 or www.petkusfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 14, 2012