Eduard Benes, age 78, passed away on November 7, 2022 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia on May 9, 1944 the son of Stanislav and Leontyna (Spalkova) Benes. He was an amazing athlete in his younger years playing tennis, soccer, and hockey. He was a goalie and helped lead his team to win gold in a junior national championship. He married the love of his life, Jarmila Walterova on October 24, 1970 in Milwaukee after coming to the United States earlier that year. He was passionate about cars and landscaping always making sure that his yard looked well kept. He loved to walk and hike with his wife taking yearly trips to hike the mountains in Colorado and walk the beaches in Florida. He also enjoyed visiting and walking in Lake Geneva. Eduard will be remembered as a caring and friendly person who loved meeting new people and spending time with his wife who was his best friend. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived and missed by his wife, Jarmila; siblings, Alexander (Vera) Benes and Hana Benes; nephew, Martin Benes; niece, Marketa Benes; and several cousins. Per Eduard’s request no services are being held at this time and a celebration of his well lived life will be held at a later date.