Benjamin Lucas Pahnke, beloved son of David and Nancy Hewlett Pahnke, loving brother of Matthew and Mark, lost his valiant battle against leukemia at home with his family, Saturday, March 30, 1991.

Ben was born September 10, 1982, in San Francisco, California, and lived in Lafayette, where he was an outstanding student at Burton Valley Elementary School. Ben was blessed with a brave and courageous spirit. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.Ben loved his family and friends and participated in LYMYA soccer and Lafayette Little League, which he dearly loved. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cub Scout, Cub Pack 249.

Visitation with family will be held Tuesday, April 2, 7:30-9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m. prior to 12 noon. Funeral Service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3776 Via Granada, Lafayette, California. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, 608 Ontario Street, So.East Minneapolis, MN 55414-3118

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