Benny Joe DeKnikker, 36, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Lake Preston.
Private family memorial services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington with the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating.
Benny Joe DeKnikker was born Dec. 22, 1976, to Richard and Janette (Routier) DeKnikker at Lake Preston.
He grew up and attended elementary school in Oldham and graduated from Oldham-Ramona High School at Ramona. He worked at Persona Inc. in Madison while living in Oldham.
Benny enjoyed going to movies with his mom, hunting with his dad and brother, going to the Omaha Zoo with his nieces, going to concerts, baseball and football games with his sister and brother-in-law, spending special time with his niece, Emma. Everyone is going to especially miss his storytelling.
Benny is survived by his parents, Rich and Janette DeKnikker of Oldham; brother Ricky DeKnikker of Madison and sister Stephanie (Matthew) Sudenga of De Smet; three nieces, Madelynn, Lydia and Emma; and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gerrit and Emma DeKnikker, and maternal grandparents Darwin and Clara Routier.