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“Catherine and all of Ben's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you at this sad time. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kathleen (Beiring) Gardiner

“We moved away from Marquette in 1984 and spoke often of Ben as he was a member of our wedding party (1978). We met at the Alibi and became instant...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Mike and Patti Venski - Henderson, NV

“Emily and Family, There are no words to express the shock of losing "Benny"!! He was like a brother to me. So caring and watchful and tolerant. I...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Bonnie Lee Tatge

“My most heart felt sympathies to Ben's family and friends. I remember while working at NMU having to deal with a particularly awful maintenance...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Tomacari

“Dear Alyshia and family, What wonderful memories I have of your parents, at Sandy Knoll, when you were in second and third grade. They were always...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Usitalo

“so sorry to hear of the passing of my ole' friend ben.....him and tammy were the best neighbors i could of asked for on Grant St. i will miss our...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: terri trotochaud

“Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences, The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education and...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: MAPS

“Amber, Alyshia and kids. We are so sorry to here about your dad. He was a wonderful man. We will be in Appleton on Friday for Bobi's wedding sorry we...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Susie and Rod Lizak

“Amber ,Alyshia , and family , I am so sorry for your loss , he was a wonderful man , grampa . .I enjoyed my talks about you girls and the little...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Cox

“My prayers are with Ben's family and all who knew him. He was an incredibly kind man, one who always took time to talk to students, staff, faculty,...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Kia Jane Richmond

“Dammit, dammit, dammit – (East) Marquette and the “park” has lost one of the gang. I am so sad to hear of Ben’s passing; from...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry Brumm

“I was fortunate enough to work with Ben for a number of years in Gries Hall before his promotion to PMT. We were the only custodians in the building....Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Kurt Greising

“My condolences to Ben's family. I have known Ben for over thirty years. We worked together for all his time at NMU until I retired last October. He...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Ombrello

“It is hard to find the words to express my sadness at Ben's passing. He was often the first person I saw in the early morning hours when I entered...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Laura Soldner (English)

“Betsy, Pauly and Family, My sincere condolence. Tammy and Ben watched my little one's back in 1989-90 and I'll always be thankful for them being in a...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Mahan

“My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Ben's friends and family for their loss. I work in the Harden Learning Resources Center (LRC), one of the...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Marcus C. Robyns

“I met Ben when I came to NMU as he was responsible for Gries Hall. I saw Ben nearly every day. He was always friendly and positive, and great to talk...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Greg Warchol

“Betsy and family Jon and I send you prayers and hugs. So sorry for your loss. Ben was a great guy and Jon said that he will always remember him...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Dawn and Jon Peterson

“Sure Had Some Great Times.Thank You For Being My Friend.Rest In Peace BEN. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Randy Steen

“Ben, I will miss you with all my heart, you were the best brother-in-law I could ask for and the best Uncle my girls could ask for, all I will will...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Rivord

“We will miss you dearly, friend of many years. So many memories fill our hearts. We love your family as if they are our own. We have known you to be...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis Loonsfoot

“Rest In Peace my friend. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Joe LaPorte

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Ben for almost a decade as custodians at Gries Hall NMU. Just us two taking care of a very busy...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Kurt Greising - Marquette, MI


Benjamin R. “Ben” Constance, 62, of Marquette, died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his residence. Ben was born on April 21, 1955 in Marquette, one of five children born to Bob and Dorothy Constance. He was a 1973 graduate of Marquette Senior High School. On October 15, 1983 he married the former Tammy Trezona in Marquette. Ben was employed at Northern Michigan University for over 30 years as a preventative maintenance technician. As a youth, he was active in the Marquette Junior Hockey program and also played hockey for the Marquette Redmen in high school. Ben was a wonderful father and grandfather and relished time spent with his family. He also loved going on walks with his dog, Duke. Survivors include four children, Amber (Christian) Fladung, Alyshia (Ashley Bartle) Constance, Shaylee Constance and Devan Constance, all of Marquette; five grandchildren, Olivia, Emmie, Lydia, Avery, and Julliana; siblings, Catherine Constance of Cincinnati, OH, Paul Constance of Marquette, Emily (Tim) Keegan of San Ramon, CA, and Betsy (John) Jaakola of Marquette; also two brothers-in-law, Don and Bob Trezona and a sister-in-law, Cindy (Joseph) Rivord. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Tammy Constance on March 7, 2016. Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Leon Jarvis officiating. Refreshments and appetizers will be served during the visitation. Inurnment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com