Obit: Armitage, Benjamin Knowles #2 (1978 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Armitage, Stewart, Bublitz, Opelt, Hehl, Trybula, Goodwin, Kuchenbecker, Koppert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 8/06/2014

Armitage, Benjamin Knowles (25 April 1978 - 30 July 2014)

Ben Armitage, 36, of Eau Claire died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home.

Benjamin Knowles Armitage was born April 25, 1978 In Marshfield, the son of Neil and Corinne (Stewart) Armitage. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1996. After graduation, he worked at Modern of Marshfield. In 2002, he moved to Menomonie and worked at the Walmart Distribution Center. Ben was united in marriage to Melissa Bublitz July 15, 2006, in Withee. They have two children, Mason and Raddek.

Ben loved to spend time with family and friends, golf, listen to music, watch movies, go deer hunting, take relaxing candlelight baths and catch bottle bass on the lakes, but most of all, though, he loved to hang out with his boys.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; two sons, Mason and Raddek; his parents, Neil and Corinne Armitage of Neillsville; a brother Justin (Melissa) Armitage of River Falls; a sister, Stacy (Eric) Opelt of Ladysmith; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Glen and Becky (Hehl) Bublitz of Owen-Withee; and sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Troy) Trybula of Queensland, Australia and Kimberly (Don) Goodwin of Wisconsin Dells.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a good friend, Mike Kuchenbecker.

A memorial service for Ben was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Jacoba Koppert officiated. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10 a. m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Ben’s family with funeral arrangements.



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