ForeverMissed

This website was created in the memory of  Benny W. Mauck Sr. who was a husband, dad, son, brother, friend and co-worker to so many.  We will remember him forever.

 

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The Broken Chain
Author: Ron Tranmer
We little knew that day, God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you, You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,The chain will link again.
 
A Tow Truck Drivers Prayer
The tow operator stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to air.
 He hoped his chains were left behind and he hadn't brought them on to bare.
               "Step forward now, Driver how shall I deal with you?"
        Have you always rendered aid? To your Maker, have you been true?
The tower, with dirt on his hands, said "No sir, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who drive tow trucks can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've taken people cars, because life is just that tough.
But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I logged a lot of hours when the bills just got too deep.
And I never passed by a cry for help though at times I had little to gain,
and sometimes, please forgive me, I could do little more than feel their pain.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They only wanted me around in their worst of moments there.
But if you have a place for me, well...it need not be too grand.
I never expected or had too much so if you don't...I'll understand."
There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood.
As the tow operator waited quietly, for the judgment of...bad or good.
"Step forward now, Driver, you've borne your burdens well.
Come tow on heaven streets, You've done your time in hell."
 

 

Posted by pam monsibais on May 29, 2021
It's been 11 years today that you left us. Just to let you know that you are always in our hearts which give us great memories.. You would be so excited with the grandkids they are totally amazing. So much has happened in the last 11 years and we really could have used your talks. There are so many people here that love and miss you. Always love me...
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on May 29, 2021
I can't believe it's been 11 years. It still feels like yesterday having our last talk. I wish I could say things went the way we discussed but, I can't, and it wasn't for the worst. You were always there when I needed someone smarter than I was and for that, I'll always be thankful. So many times I've wished heaven had a phone just to hear someone tell me what I didn't wanna hear, one day there will be plenty of time for those conversations again. You're always in my thoughts and as crazy as it is, I can't drive back home without passing a glance at your spot. Until we meet again old friend ❤
Posted by Jess Mauck on May 29, 2021
Crazy how time flies, can’t believe it’s been 11 years. Also, you would be 60 this year, ya old ass. I am so thankful for the memories that you’ve left behind, but so sad that you were taken so soon. We show you to the babies often, so they’ll always know their Papa Ben, even though Macee would probably call you Dad Dad’s Dad since she calls Pam Dad Dad’s Mom, and Bubba would probably call you Dad Dad truuuuuuck. They’re amazing, and you’d love them. It hurts that We don’t get to see them with you, but we know that you get to see them with us, and that makes me thankful. I know you’re with your bud Kenny Kay now, and I’m sure you’re talking about the good old days more than ever. I know he’s telling you about your kids, and all the things that changed after you left, and I find comfort knowing we’ll all be together again someday. Your son misses you, a lot. He’s a man of few words, but his actions show his moods, often. Thanks for raising him to be such a hardworking man. You would be so proud of the way he talks about trucks and towing all the time. When the bees are gone, we’ll be up to visit your spot. So many miss you, and it hurts knowing they’ve had this void for so long. It makes me realize life is short and it isn’t fair. And I wish you were here, but God had other plans. Until we meet again, love and hugs. ~ Jess
Posted by Dawn Moffett on May 29, 2021
Hey dad,
I cant belive its been 11 years.... So much has happend but I know youve been watching all of us. I love you dad
Posted by pam monsibais on September 22, 2020
Happy heavenly 59th Birthday Benny! It's still hard to believe that you are gone. You are forever in our hearts! You have amazing grandkids that I know you would have spoiled. Love and miss ya
Posted by Tracy DeBlieck on September 22, 2020
I know your up there looking down on us all. Thoughts of u always cross my mind. Seeing things in everyday life just reminds me of some of things we used to do together. Happy memories i will always have and cherish. I want to wish you a Happy 59th Birthday. Love u and miss you always.
Posted by Jess Mauck on May 29, 2020
48 years old. Too young. Wishing you were here so that we could have gotten to know one another better. Frustrated some days that you didn’t hang on a little longer. Wish you knew your grand babies, I know you’d adore them. Mason already loves trucks, just like daddy. No clue where he gets that instant connection and love from? ‍♀️ So many people miss you, so much. So glad your dad got to meet Macee; I’m 100% sure he told you just how amazing she is when he got there. While hearts are empty here without you, they’re filled with memories of you and the lives you touched and the way your characteristics live on in others. While I know things weren’t perfect while you were here on earth, it isn’t fair that you were taken so soon. Seeing Benny miss you hurts me so much. Knowing how much he needs you, hurts even more. The void you have left in the lives around me fills my eyes with tears and my heart with sadness. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Until we meet again❤️
Posted by pam monsibais on September 22, 2018
Happy Birthday Benny!! Wow amazing it's been 10 years since you left us it still doesn't seem real.. there have been so many times that I wanted to call and talk to you
Posted by pam monsibais on May 29, 2018
Wow its been 8 years it seems like it was only yesterday!!  We miss you more than any words can say. It's funny I can be having a crappy day and I turn on the radio and hear a song that reminds me of you , and I just SMILE!! Our granddaughter is amazing she's got me in check...lol... I can't tell her NO.. love ya my friend
Posted by Jessica Mauck on May 29, 2018
If you were here, I don't know what I would say or do, honestly. Soooo much has happened, in such a short (yet long) time. I'm sure we would be butting heads, since we are such smart asses, and our birthdays are so close together, and yes, yours is still first. You have an absolutely beautiful, angel, granddaughter, who I know you would adore. I promise to always be the best Mother in the world to her. Wish you could have met her, she would be sure to give you a reason to live, like she does me, each and every day. Hope you're having fun up there. I know so many who miss you and wish you were with us, and it sucks that you're not. See you on the other side.
Posted by Roger Tyler on December 28, 2017
Hi Benny I wish you were here, I miss you more than I can say, love you and hope you are having a good time towing Jesus out of a ditch, I know Jesus and god love having you to help them, every time I see a tow truck I think of you, hope you are thinking of me, love you
Posted by pam monsibais on May 29, 2017
I can't believe it's been 7 years. There are times I want to call you with so news or just hear your voice. It still doesn't seem real but we feel your absence. You have missed so much here on earth but i know you are looking down on us from up above. Love you friend
Posted by pam monsibais on April 20, 2017
Missing you a lot lately my friend. I could really use a friend to talk to right now. Know that you are missed a lot..we were blessed with a beautiful grandaughter named Macee. Love and miss you
Posted by pam monsibais on September 22, 2016
Happy 55th Birthday Bemny! Six and a half years later Iand It still doesn't seem real that you aren't with us anymore.  You are missed so much .. Bennys wife Jessica honored you at their wedding the other day it was a beautiful remembrance.
Posted by Patty England on May 29, 2016
every so often someone comes into your life that leaves a lasting impression for me, like so many people whos lives you touched, that person was you. you taught me how to get it done when it came to backing up a driver on a call. patience was never one of your strong points so I learned in a hurry that when you called you expected me to know what you needed to get your job done and who to call to make it happen. you gave me the tools I still use today and the confidence to do it right. and when it was all over you always remembered to call me and say thanks for the help. you made me feel like I was part of the team even with my small contribution. I still go to you when I'm not sure how to handle a problem I ask myself what would benny do? (wwb) and the answer usually comes to me right away.  thank you benny for your friendship I am a better person for knowing you
Posted by pam monsibais on May 14, 2016
It's been almost 6 years since you passed away at times it seems like it was yesterday. There are quite a few times that we caught ourselves saying " we have to call Dad".. Then we just look up to the sky and say it anyway... You would be so proud of all your kids..you are missed and thought of often..we have our memories of you to keep with us ...Till we meet again. We all miss you.. Love me
Posted by benny mauck on April 22, 2016
Hey POPS been thinking about u a lot lately I need to get up and see u soon love u
Posted by Tracy DeBlieck on September 22, 2015
Happy 54th Birthday, thinking of you on this day. I will drink one for you. Love hugs, and miss you.
Posted by Patty England on June 19, 2015
even after all these years the mention of your name brings tears to my eyes and at the same time a smile when I think of something you said or did. I miss you benny I really really miss you
Posted by pam monsibais on May 31, 2015
Went to visit your spot in Lebec today, word's can't express our feelings ! You are missed so much and thought of often! Love ya
Posted by benny mauck on May 30, 2015
Hey pops
been 5 years today just seems like yesterday miss you more and more every day just wish you didn't go so soon
miss and love you
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on May 30, 2015
Missing you today and always! Save me a spot up there, we'll have a ton of catching up to do when my day comes! Love you and miss you old friend!
Posted by Tracy DeBlieck on May 29, 2015
Thinking of you today, you will be missed at the reunion next month, but I know you will be watching us from up above. We will all have great stories to tell and lots of fun. You won't be forgotten. Love you, miss you
Posted by pam monsibais on May 13, 2015
This month will make 5 years that you have been gone yet it seems like only yesterday!  You are missed by all who love you. ... never does a day go by that you are not thought of!! Forever in our hearts till we meet again! ! Love ya
Posted by trisha mauck on February 13, 2015
I miss you and happy anniversary honey.i think of you all the time and what i give to have you here..love you
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday! Love you and miss you more than you know. Seen the family the other day and of course had an amazing time, still something was missing. You're always in my thoughts. Until we meet again old friend!
Posted by Dawn Moffett on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad I love you and miss you sooooooo much
Posted by pam monsibais on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday Benny! ! We hold you in our hearts with the thousands of memories of you. We thank you for being a part of our lives!  We are not happy that you left us but we are happy that you are no longer in pain. Miss ya! !
Posted by trisha mauck on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday my love :) miss you alot
Posted by trisha mauck on September 22, 2014
Happy Birthday my love :) miss you alot
Posted by Tracy DeBlieck on May 29, 2014
Missing you lots, I think of you often, I see things or do things that remind me of things when I see you, I miss the laugh and smile you always had. Love ya Benny.
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on May 29, 2014
4 years after saying goodbye to you and you wouldn't believe how much you're missed. That's a sign of a great man. The memories that we all have keep you here with us, even when in reality we want to be still making those memories. I love you and miss you.
Posted by trisha mauck on September 22, 2012
Happy Birthday my love...i miss u and wish u here...life is hrd and doing it alone is harder...wish thr was a way to come visit for a day and hang out..i luv u
Posted by pam stolle on September 22, 2012
Happy Birthday Big BROTHER!!

I miss you so much, words can not say how my heart feels with you being gone. I know you there with Mom and Lonnie .
I love and miss you so much Sis
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on September 22, 2012
Happy Birthday! I miss you....wish we'd had more time talk. As much as you being gone breaks our hearts I know you're in a much better place and we'll see you again when our journeys here are over! Love ya!
Posted by trisha mauck on May 29, 2012
i love you babe.i miss you so much and cant belive its been two yrs.just one more day wth you is what i wish for thn another day and another..i miss u my friend and miss talking to u..life is hard and not the same with out you here with me..i love u forever and always
Posted by DAWN MOFFETT on May 18, 2012
ok dad, you better be watching i need to know your watching, and helping us right now
Posted by trisha mauck on February 13, 2012
I luv u happy anniversay babe 3yrs today miss u like crazy
Posted by trisha mauck on December 19, 2011
boy i wish u where here,i so need help and yur loving arms and smile..ariel moved out today and in with her boyfriend grrr..its hard my love and im alone..i love you and wish i could just have one more day withyou to see u smile and hug and kiss you.i love you and miss you soo much
Posted by trisha mauck on November 24, 2011
Happy Turkey day my love..im thankful to know tht having u in my world was priceless and the most memories tht I will forever remember and cheerish..i luv u mr.mauck and the holidays will never b the same again...
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on September 22, 2011
Happy Birthday!!!! I miss you and wish you were around for a talk, especially lately! You were always wiser than I am. I tried to do as you asked but sometimes things are tougher than we think. Love and miss you!
~Shyne
Posted by trisha mauck on September 22, 2011
I miss u,i had plans for u today.i luv u benny and remember two yrs ago whr we went and did?happy birthday luv,if I had one wish tht would be to spend one more day wth u...
Posted by MICHELLE KAY on September 22, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I MISS YOUR LASAGNA :( EVEN THOUGH IT WAS STOUFERS AND U TRICKED ME LOL I N EVER LAUGHED SO HARD IN MY LIFE :)
Posted by Mauck Family on September 22, 2011
Happy Birthday Uncle Benny! I've spent the day thinking about your kids who can't just pick up the phone to call you, Barbara, who no longer has her birthday to share, and all of your loved ones who feel so much pain today. I love and miss you. HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY! - Misty
Posted by pam stolle on June 14, 2011
Benny

I think of you everyday, and the pain has not gotten any easeir.I love you with all my heart.
Posted by Vickie Mauck on December 6, 2010
Benny I just wish I could have seen you one last time before you left to go be with our heavenly Father.My heart breaks when I think of all the fun we all had togethe You have been blessed by so many people who love and miss you so so much. I miss our laughs and joking around but I know one day we will get to do that again when we meet upstairs with our Father.
I love and miss you so much!**Vicki
Posted by MICHELLE KAY on September 22, 2010
Happy bday Benny(aka 2nd dad) we love and miss u very much!!! I am gonna have your favorite homemade(stouffers) lassagna for dinner!!!!!!!
Posted by pam stolle on September 22, 2010
HAPPY 49TH BIRTHDAY "BIG BROTHER"
I LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, THIS IS MY PHONE CALL TO YOU.

HAVE A WODERFUL BIRTHDAY!

       ALL MY LOVE YOUR BABY SISTER
Posted by Mauck Family on September 22, 2010
Happy Birthday Uncle Benny!!! I wish you were still here so that we all may share this day with you. XOXOXO  - Misty
Posted by Phyllis Gitchell on September 22, 2010
Ben, Trish has put together a birthday celebration for you tonight.
To all of us who know Benny and loved him, I still find this hard to do. I pray this day is only spent thinking of the good, happy, and one of a kind momments; not dewelling on the fact that he is not here. I'm glad his isn't in pain. I love ya all and hope Barbara has a blessed day on this birthday. The 1st Ex
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Posted by pam monsibais on May 29, 2021
It's been 11 years today that you left us. Just to let you know that you are always in our hearts which give us great memories.. You would be so excited with the grandkids they are totally amazing. So much has happened in the last 11 years and we really could have used your talks. There are so many people here that love and miss you. Always love me...
Posted by Sunshine Wallace on May 29, 2021
I can't believe it's been 11 years. It still feels like yesterday having our last talk. I wish I could say things went the way we discussed but, I can't, and it wasn't for the worst. You were always there when I needed someone smarter than I was and for that, I'll always be thankful. So many times I've wished heaven had a phone just to hear someone tell me what I didn't wanna hear, one day there will be plenty of time for those conversations again. You're always in my thoughts and as crazy as it is, I can't drive back home without passing a glance at your spot. Until we meet again old friend ❤
Posted by Jess Mauck on May 29, 2021
Crazy how time flies, can’t believe it’s been 11 years. Also, you would be 60 this year, ya old ass. I am so thankful for the memories that you’ve left behind, but so sad that you were taken so soon. We show you to the babies often, so they’ll always know their Papa Ben, even though Macee would probably call you Dad Dad’s Dad since she calls Pam Dad Dad’s Mom, and Bubba would probably call you Dad Dad truuuuuuck. They’re amazing, and you’d love them. It hurts that We don’t get to see them with you, but we know that you get to see them with us, and that makes me thankful. I know you’re with your bud Kenny Kay now, and I’m sure you’re talking about the good old days more than ever. I know he’s telling you about your kids, and all the things that changed after you left, and I find comfort knowing we’ll all be together again someday. Your son misses you, a lot. He’s a man of few words, but his actions show his moods, often. Thanks for raising him to be such a hardworking man. You would be so proud of the way he talks about trucks and towing all the time. When the bees are gone, we’ll be up to visit your spot. So many miss you, and it hurts knowing they’ve had this void for so long. It makes me realize life is short and it isn’t fair. And I wish you were here, but God had other plans. Until we meet again, love and hugs. ~ Jess
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Shared by Mariah Moffett on November 17, 2014

hey papa i know that ive never done this write to you thing but thought id give it a try. i was so young when u passed i was to young to fully understand what was happening but deep down in my heart i knew that it was time to say good bye to you for a little while. i could have asked HIM for a little more time with you but then i wouldnt have cherished all the time that we had together. i wouldnt go back and change a thing about our relationship. i remember when i would go to work with mom and we would get subway for lunch and you would move my tomatoes and eat the part that didnt and after that thats all i would get at subway the same kind of sandwhich just wishing you would come and move my tomatoes thats all i wanted i would only eat that kind of sandwhich for 2 years. i wasnt ready to let you go even though it was time. i remember we would wash ur towtruck or pick up trash out of the yard and you would give me and owen money for it. i wish so much that you were here i wish you were here and i could give u a hug and say im 16 and im almost out of highschool. i know ur here but not physically not like i need u to be. i wish i could still smell you in ur clothes that i have of urs. i wish so many things and i know that they wont come true but doesnt mean i wont wish for them. i remember going to see u in the hospital and you wanted ur oranger dream pops we drove all over town to find you those pops and when we got there i couldnt help but cry and mom told me to go into the hall because u wouldnt like that i was crying so i went and tried but it didnt work i couldnt stop and the tears just kept coming   i remember sitting in the living room and you got mad cuze i was treating you like u were a baby and ur exact words were "im not a baby dont treat me like one!" i said "yes sir..." i remember when u passed daddy woke me up and i automatically knew u had said goodbye we got to the house and i sat in the yard with ur little yellow flower sprinkler and held it and cried every year we let ballons go in memory of u but i dont know if thats enough i just need my papa you were my last one and now i have none i will always love u and need u and miss u love u papa forever and always

Benny's 50th Birthday

Shared by Mauck Family on September 22, 2011

Today would have been Benny's 50th Birthday. The relevence of this birthday and cause of death are so closely related.  Without having a family history of colon cancer, screenings do no begin until a patient is 50 years old. The survival rate for stage 1 colorectal cancer is 93%. But you have to catch it early on. If you have any symptoms you should visit a Gastroenterologist immediately for an exam. (see symptoms below)

For those of you who are related to Benny you need to make sure that you are mentioning this to your doctors as they need to be aware of your family history. I know that the idea of having a colonoscopy can be embarrasing fo a lot of people but I assure you that you would rather die of embarrassment than cancer. Benny's deteriorating health in his final 23 days is forever burned into my mind. It's something that I never want to experience and feel that it is important to educate others about. Let's not forget that there is a Mauck decendant that is currently battling this horrible disease. Don't be a fool and think that it can't happen to you. Because I have painful gastro problems I had my first colonoscopy this year. Thankfully it is only IBS. My brother has gastro problems as well and had his first colonoscopy last month. He now has confirmed Crohn's disease. Your problems may only be IBS or even Crohn's disease, but it may also be cancer. Please, get screened if you have any symptoms or if you are over 50. Let me let you in a secret: the preparation for the exam is the worst part. The fliud that you have drink is vile. But your completely knocked out for the whole procedure. You wake up in a recovery room and you don't even feel violated. Honestly! There is no pride to pick up off the floor, just your results and a day off of work. 

If any of you are interested in learning more or supporting the cause you can visit the Colon Cancer Coalition website. They have a 5K race that is worth joining when it comes near you to raise money. 

http://www.getyourrearingear.com/

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms include:

Changes in bowel movements, including persistent constipation or diarrhea, a feeling of not being able to empty the bowel completely, an urgency to move the bowels, rectal cramping, or rectal bleedingDark patches of blood in or on stool; or long, thin, "pencil stools"Abdominal discomfort or bloatingUnexplained fatigue, loss of appetite, and/or weight lossPelvic pain, which occurs at later stages of the disease

Shared by DAWN MOFFETT on November 29, 2010

father daughter dance 04/15/2006 a snap shot in time that i will never forget