November 26, 1934 - March 23, 2022
Ronald Gene Benson, age 87, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born November 26, 1934 in Joliet, the son of Edwin & Florence (Warning) Benson. Ronald graduated from West High School in Rockford and Northwestern University in Chicago. Upon completion of his service in the United States Army, he joined the family business, Security Lumber & Supply, where he guided operations until his retirement. Ronald was instrumental in starting additional companies including Security Builders Supply and Security Door & Hardware. He pursued land development including local subdivisions: Turnberry, Highpoint, and Edgebrook. Ronald enjoyed all sports, but particularly baseball and the Chicago Cubs. As a college student, he often went to Wrigley Field on afternoons when there wasn’t class. Ron was liked by all and will be greatly missed. Surviving are one brother, Russell & Sandra Benson of Kankakee; one sister-in-law, Marlene Benson of Bourbonnais; nephews & nieces, David & Rosella Benson, Chris & RoseMarie Benson, Curt Benson, Edith & Scott Beaver, and Lisa Toulon; and many cousins. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger Benson. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. An additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, April 2, 2022 also at the funeral home. Dr. Mark Quanstrom will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Mound Grove Gardens in Kankakee. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the Kankakee County Humane Foundation.
Ronald Gene Benson, age 87, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born November 26, 1934 in Joliet, the son of Edwin & Florence (Warning) Benson. Ronald graduated from West High... View Obituary & Service Information
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