James Benes

September 9, 1925November 6, 2013

James Benes, 88, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Davenport. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the mortuary. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. Online condolences may be left at Jim was born on September 9, 1925 in Davenport, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benes. He served two years in World War II in a tank destroyer unit being honorably discharged in 1946. He married Dorothy Miller in June 1950 and worked at Rock Island Arsenal retiring in October 1979 after serving 31 years. He then worked part time at Compactor for 15 years retiring in 1995. Jim was active in the Boy Scouts and baseball at West End Little League. He was also a 30 year member in the Quad City Antique Car Club and participated in many Quad Cities parades with his antique cars. Jim was very proud of going on the Honor Flight in May 23, 2013. Survivors included wife, Dorothy; sons, Denny Benes, Mark (Sharon) Benes, and Danial (Tarra) Benes; five grandchildren, Josh, Kevin, Tabitha, Maddison, and Dallas Benes; step-grandson, Travis Wall; two great grandchildren, Taylor and James; one sister, Mary Busch, Bettendorf; niece, Angela (Jason Thomas) ; several nephews and sister-in-law, Judy (Kim ) Quals. His parents preceded him in death.


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2013

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James Dockery

November 10, 2013


I was saddened to her of Marks fathers passing. Even though I did not know him sounds like a great individual. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your Dad. Your friend Jim (Doc). Dockery

Stanley Schmidt

November 9, 2013

Mark...... Very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I can remember you talking about your dad at work. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you, in this sad time in your life. Keep the great memories of your father at the top of your mind in dealing with your heart felt loss. Wish you the best.
Stan Schmidt

josh benes

November 9, 2013

We all love you grandpa

November 8, 2013

TO THE BENES FAMILY I was glad I had a chance to visit and catch up with Jim and Dorothy at the Good Samaritan facility and we were all so sorry to hear that Jim had passed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May God Bless you.
Betty Rupe and Family

Tina Hardin

November 7, 2013

Aunt Dort & family, What a wonderful man and great memories Uncle Jim has given everyone he touched. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

November 7, 2013

Denny, I will always remember your Dad and all the many times he would drive his car for the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. May God bless you & your family at this sad time. So happy he got to go on the Honor Flight. Deepest sympathy. Kent & Gerri Bowers

November 7, 2013

May God Bless You And Your Family At This Time Of Sorrow

Nancy (Smith) and Carl Reicks And Family
Port St John, FL

November 7, 2013

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May all your great memories, help you down this sad path of life. Glad he got the honor flight in,he was well deserving of that..

Sheri + John Voelliger

November 7, 2013

Our sincere sympathy to the all of the family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you. Mike & Janet Ahrens