John A. "Jack" Benedict, age 67, of Apple Valley, MN, born in Kenosha, WI, retired Real Estate Developer, beloved husband, step-father, brother, uncle and friend to many, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by parents, John and Amelda. Survived by wife Mary (Vetter) and step-children Anthony, Carissa and Teresa Skrivanek, brother George (Patty) of Winona, MN, sister Barbara Grubich of Tuscon, AZ, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. No public viewing or service. A party to celebrate Jacks life to be scheduled at a later date. Memorials preferred to Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 West Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378. 952-895-0745.