|3/29/2013 1:38:00 PM|
Charles "Honey Bear' Benvenutti
Charles E. “Honey Bear” Benvenutti, 75, of Peru died at 3:55 p.m. March 27, 2013, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Ptak Funeral Home, Peru.
Pastor Betty Delgado will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Spring Valley to Eugene “Gino” and Ann (Cheisi) Benvenutti. He married Shirley Tadych on Feb. 2, 1963, in St. Valentine Church.
He was a letter carrier in Peru for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 25 years. He also bartended at the Peru Eagles Club and the La Salle Elks Club for many years.
He was a member of the Peru Eagles Club and the La Salle Elks Club.
Survivors are two daughters, Lisa (Rich) Moore of Oglesby and Sue (Tim) Sheedy of Clovis, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his former wife, Shirley (Tom) Ciesielski of La Salle; and one sister, Beverly Barnhart of Tulsa, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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