Benita P. Aguirre, 91, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, IA. She was born on March 21, 1931 in Fort Madison, IA to Ladislao & Cleofas Rodriguez Prado. She married Steve John Aguirre on January 28, 1950 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2017. She retired from the Sheaffer Pen Company and was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Guadalupanas of the church. She loved to cook and bake.
Benita is survived by: 2-daughters: Dolores “Dee” Aguirre of Fort Madison, IA & Cathy (Mark) Bentler of Fort Madison, IA; 5-grandchildren: Matt (Tina) Weiler, Marcus Weiler, Jason (Jill) Juarez, Angela (Nick Krone) Bentler & Alex Bentler; 10-great grandchildren: Annabella, Grant, Marlee, Marcus Jr., Legend, Lenahya, Jazzie, Jessie, Gabriel & Daniel. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, 5-brothers: Lelo, Tommy, Milo, Barty & Nacho and 5-sisters: Lupe, Paula, Frances, Amparo & Esther.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 with the family to receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Holy Family Parish. Online condolences may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.