She hates being the head of the house, would rather blast the radio loud, let B. But, this fragile gangster with a chipped front tooth and ears that seemed bigger than his head never got the chance to mature into a In a photograph of him at age four, that his mother sleeps with under her pillow, he has vanilla ice cream and snot smeared from chin to forehead while walking gently with a load in the seat of his pants.
When two policemen woke her in the middle of the night with news that her youngest son had been murdered, she got mad with B. When a doctor called to tell her what had happened, she cursed him and the males in her family, slammed down the telephone receiver, ripped open a can of beer, fussed with God, pleaded for B. Newspaper articles were written as though he were born a vicious street punk.
Will it matter in the 21 st Century if the O’s in the ozone are massive, if the planet is a totally polluted place, if hazardous waste makes all of us other kinds of human beings? His most recent feature film, LEAVE IT ON THE TRACK, a documentary exploring roller derby culture in Austin, Texas, enjoyed a lengthy run on the festival circuit, including a celebrated world premiere at the 66 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Should we count on scientists producing enough genetically perfect human beings? Ben has always been interested in teaching, but his spark was reignited while living and working in Austin, Texas.
Ben found this experience to be extremely rewarding and he decided on a career path that would offer him the best of both worlds: “Avila University encourages excellence in the classroom as well as professional development from their faculty.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda of Denison; one daughter, Marlene Church and friend, Mike Kaufman of Omaha; one son, Bob and his wife, Judy of Glenwood, Iowa; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Krueger of Omaha; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clara Crouch living at the Manilla Manor and her husband, Harold of Irwin.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2000 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service and grave side rites held at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison.
I fell into a wonderful opportunity here; one that will allow me to grow as an artist, and one that will enable me to guide our young filmmakers in their intellectual and creative development.” Ben’s current project is a biography about Radames Pera, the child actor who played the iconic character, Grasshopper, in the 1970s television series, KUNG FU (1972-1975).
Ben is also a board member for the Kansas International Film Festival and he enjoys contributing to its continued success.
Organist Karen Kahl provided the accompaniment for soloist Eldon Hardekopf as he sang "How Great Thou Art" and "I Was There to Hear Your Burning Cry" and for the congregational hymn, "Lift High the Cross".