DODGE CITY — Benito “Benny” Lee Rojas, 60, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home.
He was born March 5, 1957 at Pratt, Kansas, the son of Benny Limon and Josephine Maria (Duran) Rojas. Benny worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service for 30 years until his retirement in April of 2015 never once calling in sick, he named himself ironman. He took his job very serious and was very good at it. He was a huge KU fan and enjoyed all sports all of his life. His first word was “ball”. Not only was he a great athlete and involved in many sports, he enjoyed attending games and taking many family and friends with him. His family was his life and he looked at his nieces and nephews as his own children. He also loved his dog silver.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City.
Survivors include: his mother, Josephine (Rojas) Olmstead and husband Bob, Dodge City; brother, Daniel L. Rojas, Dodge City; sister, Maria Rojas, Dodge City; sister in law, Lisa Rojas, Wichita, Kansas; Nieces and Nephews, Daniel C. Rojas, Audrey (Rojas) McFeeters and husband Zack, Haley Rojas and Dawson Lee Hampton; great nieces and nephews, Sydney, Sladen, Sage and Skylar; his right hand man Marvelous Marvin Stenzel; nearly lifelong friends/neighbors, Mike and Kris Helfrich; Numerous friends and extended family
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Vigil service will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday at the Church, with Fr. Aneesh Parappanattu presiding. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. Book signing will be Tuesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. There will be no public viewing.
The family suggests memorials to the Benny Rojas Memorial Fund in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com