Joseph C. Benning, 85, of Streator passed away at 7:04 PM Monday (November 25, 2019) at Aperion Care in Marseilles.
Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery along with his first wife, Shirley A. Benning who preceded him in death.
The Hagi & Baker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on November 27, 1933 in Chicago to Joseph Peter & Sarah (Carbone) Benning. He married the former Shirley A. Smith on June 4, 1955. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2012. He then married the former Sandy Marliere on August 25, 2012. She survives.
He is survived by his wife Sandy Sherman Benning of Streator; his children: Joseph Raymond (Kathy) Benning of South Carolina, Derek (Jan) Benning of Peru, Matthew (Lori) Benning of Madison, WI and Trisha (Dave) Alexander of East Peoria; one stepson: Chuck (Janet) Sherman of Streator; 3 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Shirley; a sister, Christine; a brother Robert Benning and a brother in infancy Joey Benning.
Joe served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He had worked for Owen’s Illinois Glass and retired from the United States Post Office.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, the Monsignor George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council, the Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492 and the Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217.
Joe was an avid golfer and bowler.
Memorials may be directed to the Shriner’s or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at www.hagifuneralhome.com