Selena Grace Benz-Makela, age 21 of Hibbing, MN, passed away all too soon on November 21, 2021. She was born in Hibbing on November 30, 1999 to Ryan Makela and Perlita Benz. Selena grew up on the Iron Range and attended private catholic school early on and Hibbing schools and did achieve her GED. She had a fun personality and was nothing but outgoing and energetic. She loved to play basketball, go for bike rides and rollerblade. Selena loved to be outdoors and spend time being goofy with her friends and hanging out with her brothers. She also loved to spend time with her sister doing girly things like brushing hair. Selena has always been beautiful, inside and out from beginning to end. She even won a most beautiful baby contest. She had an artistic side and enjoyed drawing, poetry and was quite creative in the way she expressed herself through writing and quoting her favorite people on her social media. Selena adored her family and loved to spend time with her parents, siblings and grandparents.
Selena is survived by her dad; Ryan and mom; Perlita, siblings; Cody Benz, Lucky Benz and Rhyssa Makela,
grandparents; John and Tammie Makela and Tina Benz, great grandparents; Willard Riendeau and Shirley Englestad, uncles; Bob, Eddie, Jim, Gary and David Benz and Travis Makela and many cousins.
She is preceded in death by her beloved Grandpa Arthur Benz and Uncle Raul Benz.
A funeral service will be held at the Dougherty Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00PM with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home at 5:00PM. Chris Champion will officiate the service. Interment will take place at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing with her grandpa Arthur at a later date.