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home : obituaries : obituaries   February 5, 2016

3/22/2013 11:30:00 AM
Raymond Benoit

Raymond J. Benoit, 87, of Peru passed away at 9:07 a.m. March 20, 2013, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday in Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Burial will be at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, La Salle, at a later date.

Mr. Benoit was born on Dec. 19, 1925, in Spring Valley to Leo and Amelia (Beauchamp) Benoit. He was married to Florence Stachowiak for 49 years, before her passing in 2003.

Mr. Benoit was a graduate of St. Bede Academy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46 in the Pacific Theater.

He worked in electrical sales for Complete Industrial in Peru for many years. He was a member of Peru Eagles Lodge. Ray was an avid sports fan, especially of the Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include his two sons, Ray (Sue) Benoit of Ladd and Rick (Lisa Campbell) Benoit of Hinsdale; his daughter, Marcia (Robert) Beck of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Florence, he was preceded by a great-grandson, Vince Manahan, and his special friend, Lois Koehler.

Memorials may be directed to St. Bede Academy. 

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