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Clarence W. "Benny" Benhoff
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1920
Clinton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2011
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Clarence W. "Benny" Benhoff, 90, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born Dec. 25, 1920, in Breese, Ill., passed away peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, March 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Benhoff was a retired operating engineer with Local 520, in Granite City, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a founding member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, in Fairview Heights, Ill. Clarence was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed talking with people, and never met a stranger.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, of 62 years, Dolores, nee Beutler, Benhoff, of Fairview Heights, Ill.; his parents, Henry and Mini, nee Voss, Benhoff, of Collinsville, Ill.; a sister, Mildred Frankovich, of Collinsville, Ill.; five brothers, Vincent Benhoff, of St. Louis, Mo., Raymond Benhoff, of Belleville, Ill., Wilfred Benhoff, of O'Fallon, Ill., Alfred Benhoff, of O'Fallon, Ill., and Wilbur Benhoff, in infancy.

Surviving are his daughter, Brenda J. (Ted) Dressel, of Edwardsville, Ill.; his son, Jerome W. Benhoff, of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Therella Britsch, of Swansea, Ill.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association or in the form of masses. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Father Ray Schultz officiating. Entombment will be held in Lake View Memorial Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, Ill.

LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from March 6 to March 7, 2011 
Lake View Memorial Gardens
Fairview Heights
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Norma Jones
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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Clarence W. Benny Benhoff
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