Richard Arthur Benckendorf went on to be with the Lord at 12:19 am May 15th. He was 88 years old and made his home in Punta Gorda, FL.
He was born in 1935 in Streator, Illinois. Richard was a veteran of the Korean War in the US Army.
The Memorial service will be held at
He is survived by his wife Marge and adult children, Kevin, Renee, Jeff and their spouses. His grand children are Michael (deceased), Chelsea, and Brandon. He also has a great grandchild, Shane. He will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and all that knew him.
Memorial Donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Hospital or The Wounded Warrior Project.