James Joseph “Jim” Benedickt, 91, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away February 18, with his wife of 66 years, Audrey, by his side.
Jim was born in 1921 in Dunlap, Iowa to JJ and Ida-Hinkel Benedickt. As a young child he moved to Omaha and attended St. Bridgett’s Elementary School. In 1930 the family moved to Kyle, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Jim attended high school in Rushville, and Martin, SD, graduating from Bennett County High School in 1940. After high school Jim went to