Larry E. Benkelman
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Obituary for Larry E. Benkelman

Larry E. Benkelman, of Springville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital at the age of 77.

He was born July 13, 1940 in Springville- a son to the late Elton and Evelyn (nee Blemaster) Benkelman.

Larry worked as a production planner for Peerless Winsmith in Springville. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and loved golf and bowling.

He married his wife, Linda (nee Bowser) Benkelman on June 16, 1962 in Cattaraugus, NY.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Benkelman of Springville; his children: Todd (Lynn Stein) Benkelman of Springville; Scott Benkelman of Springville; Teri Lynn (Tim) Stearns of E. Concord; siblings: Doug (Frances) Benkelman of Texas; Elaine (Ron) Gertner of Walworth; also survived by six grandchildren: Joshua (Samie); Jordan; Jared; Shannon; Thomas; and Haley; a great-granddaughter: Madelyn; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home- 271 E. Main St. Springville. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 13 at 11am at the Salem Lutheran Church- 91 W. Main St., Springville. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church.

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