Sondra Sue (Waddell) Benjamin, 68, of Auburn, Nebraska, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Auburn, Nebraska. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Sheridan West Cemetery at Auburn, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Hemmingsen Funeral Home, 801 S St., Auburn, Nebraska, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to Hearts United for Animals. Online condolences may be left at www.hemmingsenfuneralhome.com.
Sondra, daughter of J.R. Waddell and Rosemary Graham, was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Creston. She attended Creston Schools and was a member of the class of 1969.
On Oct. 6, 1969, she married Eric (Rick) Benjamin in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Sondra was retired, but she and her husband worked with SENDS (Southeast Nebraska Developmental Service) as extended family home providers for the past 21 years.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Auburn, Nebraska.
Sondra is survived by her husband Rick; daughter Stacey; son-in-law John Hayes; grandson Aiden; pet dog Abbey; sister Peggy Erskine; brother Gary (Suzanne) Waddell; nieces, Marcy Donner and Torri Kuonen; nephew Joe Conley; many other family members and friends.
Sondra was preceeded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, Sonny Conley and Chuck Erskine.