Raymond Leo Benedict, 83, of Lincoln, passed away March 24, 2023 at Lincoln Village. Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 AM Wednesday, April 5, 2023 in Elkhart Cemetery with military rites performed by the Lincoln American Legion Post 263.
Raymond was born January 9, 1940 in Burtonview, IL., the son of Raymond Benedict and Martha (Jones) Benedict. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a carpenter by trade and worked on the Sears Tower and built many bridges. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, trapping, and fishing.
Survivors include his children: Barb Ferguson, Beverly (Jody) Geriets, Tina Benedict-Guzman (Larry), and Steven Ray Benedict; grandchildren: Jennifer Huddleston, Heather Raymond, Justin Fry, Joshua Geriets, Derek Geriets, Sara Baker, Mason Baker, Kaylie Benedict, and Dylan Benedict; 17 great grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, siblings: Lyle Benedict, Brenda (Steve) Hankins, Roger (Cheryl) Benedict, Carol (Bob) Parcessepe, Randy Benedict, Ellen Eggers, Judy Baker, and Susie (Wayne) Eatherly. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Raymond “Bubby” Benedict, grandson Jeremy Geriets, great granddaughter Novalee Marie, brothers Dean Benedict, Wayne Benedict, Kenny Benedict, and sister Ruby Skelton.
Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Barb Ferguson.