Robert P. Benz Jr. 1944 - 2010 Gold Canyon, Ariz.
No services are planned for Robert P. Benz Jr., 65, Gold Canyon.
Mr. Benz died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Lawrence, Kan., the son of Robert Sr. and Betty Benz.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in Denver in 1963.
Mr. Benz served in the U.S. Navy for three years and the U.S. Air Force for eight years and was a Vietnam veteran. After the military, he attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.
Mr. Benz worked in the department of utilities for the city of Lawrence, and retired in 2000 after 22 years.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ina Marie Benz, Gold Canyon; a daughter, Rex-Ann Pfister and husband Chris, Shawnee, Kan.; two granddaughters, Ashley and Elizabeth Pfister; his mother, Betty, and a brother, Rex, both of Lawrence; and a sister, Jean Balke and husband Dave, Overland Park, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father.