Bennie Paul Krazit

June 20, 1926May 12, 2013

Bennie Paul Krazit - 86, of Orlando, was surrounded by his loving wife and immediate family when he went peacefully to Heaven on May 12, 2013 after a courageous 5 year battle with Parkinson. Bennie was born, June 20, 1926 in Pinconning, Michigan, youngest son of 14 children born to Frank and Agnes Krazit (Fister) who came to the U.S from Austria. Bennie moved with his family to Florida at age 2 and spent the next 43 years in Ocala, FL. He grew up with 11 brothers and sisters, working on the family dairy farm, he served in the U. S. Navy from ‘44-’46 during WWII, drove for Greyhound Bus Lines, and worked 34 ½ years for Florida Power Corp. (Duke Energy) before retiring in 1988 in Orlando. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise; daughters Brenda Gonzalez (Wally) of Louisville, KY, Beckie Findlay (Alan) of Orlando, and son, Dave Krazit (Debbie) of Gotha, FL; grandchildren Meri Lou Mattingly (Keith) of Louisville, KY, Lori Ann Krieger (Jeremy) of Louisville, KY, Cindy Lea Gonzalez of Merritt Island, Fla., Charlie Gonzalez of Louisville, KY, Stephanie Krazit of Gotha, FL, Danny Krazit of Gotha, FL; great grandchildren, MaKale Slusher, Bradley Krieger, Ava Lou and Autumn Mattingly, sister Betty Harvey (Ed) of Seminole, Fla.; 28 nieces and nephews; 48 great nieces and nephews; and 41 great, great nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd., Gotha, FL 34734, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6-8pm. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 5125 Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819 on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11am. Interment will follow at Dr. Phillips Cemetery, 7900 Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819. In lieu of flowers, family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Bennie’s name be directed to Florida Hospital Foundation-Parkinson’s Outreach Center, 1685 Lee Rd. Ste. 110, Winter Park, FL 32789.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Jim Krazit

May 24, 2013

Louise,Brenda and Wally, Beckie and Alan,Dave and Debbie, A big man with a big heart, a warm smile and a handshake to break your fingers makes Bennie unforgetable.I know Heaven will be a little brighter now that they have someone to fix the power.May it shine on all of us. Jim,Madeline,Sean Krazit

Deni & Patrick Reilly

May 17, 2013

So sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to you. Take comfort in the legacy he left behind and that he went surrounded by family knowing he was truly loved.

May 15, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. He is safe in God's hands.
David, Josie,Santino and Oriana x

Gerald and Julie Hamilton

May 15, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Your neighbors - Falcon Pointe

Mary Krazit-Brown

May 15, 2013

In loving memory of my dear sweet Uncle Bennie.

May 15, 2013

I'm going to really miss the "old man" as I always called him, he was a great person and veteran. We will all miss him at all of our holiday parties. Bob Barrow

Cindy, Don, Chelsea, Hannah & Rachel Pratt

May 15, 2013

What a legacy- a warm loving family of God that brightens everyone's lives. We are praying for you.

May 14, 2013

It was a privilege to know Bennie.
We are so pleased that our paths crossed.
Our thoughts are with all the family.
Catherine and Peter. Scotland

Alice Williams

May 14, 2013

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Our families have be so fortunate to have known each other for all these years and to have shared so many wonderful memories together. We will miss him too. Blessings, Marie, Alice and Karen Williams

Ben W.

May 14, 2013


Sending warm, comforting thoughts your way.

Always your neighbor,