Ronald Benz 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:25 AM December 21, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor and Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, IL, the DeWitt Co. Animal Shelter, or the Kenney Heritage Association.
Ron was born September 16, 1941 in Monticello, IL, the son of Howard B. and Hazel C. (Stephens) Benz.. He married Donna Rae Polen June 1, 1961 in Clinton, IL
Survivors include his wife, Donna Rae Benz, Clinton, IL, children, Mike Lee (Teresa) Benz, Kenney, IL, Jackie (Fred) Bruner, Franklin, IN, 2 step-grandchildren, sister, Sharon Benz (friend, Willard Brown), Decatur, IL, brother, Rodger (Maria) Benz, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Ron was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. He had retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service and farmed most of his life in DeWitt County.