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Memorial Created By
Emily Benkert

Liam River Benkert

February 28, 1995 - December 07, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Liam River Benkert. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us all great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Liam was Emily and Hakan’s third child, their second son, and the beloved brother of Hanna, Simon, and Mika. Liam was a unique and kind-hearted person, and a true artist at heart, always seeing art and beauty in whatever he looked at. He drew and painted and created other things throughout his life, starting early as a young boy and continuing his whole life.Liam was reserved; he didn’t always speak a lot, but when he did, he was...  see more
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  • Mark Benkert
    Liam in the steel working on a climbing gym
  • Kate Maher
    When Liam was young, he was a force of nature, a talented artist and a crowd-pleaser. He had that trailblazer spirit and wasn’t scared of anything. He always had a pack of kids around him, wanting to be his friend. He liked things that went too fast,...  more
  • Mark Benkert
    Liam; Greatness resides in that soul!

    Look at that intensity and concentration pushing that 40’ structure up into place,

    Now he can weld and his imagery eclipsing my humble attempts at art....

    We're at a loss, huge sinkhole in all our hearts...  more
  • Michael Campanella
    So sorry for your loss. So many great pictures and memories.
  • Derek Kelmanson
    I am so saddened I didn't get to know Liam as well as the rest of you :( you guys are in my heart and mind.
  • Naomi Psalm
    What gentle soul with a great sense of humor and a creative outlook on life. You were gone too soon sweet Liam. Here’s a pic of a “personal fireplace” he made.
  • levi8696
    I only met Liam once but I had always heard so much about him from Mika. I thought she was kidding when she told me that they shared the same soul. When I met Liam, Mika and I were on a trip to Sweden. Immediately upon arrival he made me comfortable and...  more
  • thomas ramier
    I don’t remember exactly how old Liam was at the time of this story but memory seems to indicate he was a young middle schooler. Liam along with one of his friends asked if I could give them a ride to an obscure hardware store tucked somewhere in the...  more
  • Dylan Rosenholz-bahn
    i’ll never forget this. Liam was an INCREDIBLE artist, and at age 13 he had at least 10 amazing paintings that he sold at the original Philz coffee with his own art show. With that money, he sent himself to Africa to help out those in need. Already at...  more
  • Mika Rayne
    Aside from losing my brother, writing this has been the single most painful thing I’ve ever had to do. So bare with me..

    I’ve written tons and tons of drafts but nothing feels adequate in describing my brother and the pain we are in without him -...  more
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