February 22, 1934 - August 18, 2021
Zephyr G. “Zeph” Benoit, age 87, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. He was born February 22, 1934 in Kankakee, the son of Homer and Antoinette Morrissette Benoit. Zephyr married Joan Lambert on September 15, 1956 at St. George Catholic Church in St. George. She preceded him in death on July 13, 2020. Zeph farmed in the Bourbonnais area for over 40 years, retiring in 2000. He was a Trustee of the Bourbonnais Fire District for 32 years and an active parishioner of St. George Catholic Church for more than 60 years. Zeph was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his family and friends and visiting Florida with his wife to escape the winter months. Zeph was easy going and a friend to all. Surviving are his daughter, Julie (Gary) Vroman of Hartland, WI; son, Jeremy (Julie) Benoit of Aurora; son-in-law, Glenn (Kay Hohn) Daugherity of Mokena; six grandchildren, Nicholas (Heidi) Daugherity, Jason (Melinda) Daugherity, Jennifer (Kyle) Olmschenk, Sarah Vroman, Brady Benoit, and Zachary Benoit; three great-grandchildren, Brody Daugherity, Tessa Daugherity, and Jack Olmschenk; one sister, Monica Ruder of Herscher; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife, Zephyr was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Catherine Daugherity; and three brothers, Louis George Benoit, Leandre Benoit, and Edwin Benoit. Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. George Catholic Church. Rev. Dan Belanger will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at St. George Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth or St. George Catholic Church.
Zephyr G. “Zeph” Benoit, age 87, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. He was born February 22, 1934 in Kankakee, the son of Homer and Antoinette Morrissette Benoit. Zephyr... View Obituary & Service Information
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