Robert M. Benthien

Death:Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Ogle Co, Illinois

ROBERT M. BENTHIEN, 79, of Byron, formerly of the Leaf River area, died Tuesday June 2, 2009 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris. He was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Rockford, IL the son of Max & Edna Baker Benthien. He married Elizabeth A. Rew in Rockford on April 13, 1948. Robert was head of maintenance for the Winnebago School District for 20 years, and was an active charter member of First Baptist Church of Byron and the Leaf River Baptist Church. He loved cars, outdoor activities, and was a fix-it man to many. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Kathy (Robert) Cummins of Leaf River; sons, David (Victoria) of Stillman Valley and Thomas (Laura) of Godfrey, IL; grandchildren, Vicki (Chris) Lake, Kevin (Suzanne) Cummins, Becky (Tony) Greenfield, Brett & Todd Benthien, and Emily & Allison Benthien; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Friday June 5, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church of Byron, Peru & 2nd St, with Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Burial will be in North Grove Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron. Memorials may be directed to the Rockford Rescue Mission or the church Youth Ministry.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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