William W. Benner I, 67, of Williamsville, died at 7:20 am, Saturday, August 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1943 in Lincoln, to Jordan Lee and Frances Jeanette Yocom Benner, and they preceded him in death. He married Janice L. Schoeberlein on December 28, 1994 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter Kathleen D. Benner of Williamsville; one son William W. (DeLeina) Benner II of Mt. Pulaski; Step-daughters Michelle Doyle and her son Tyler of California and Lisa (Paul) Heaney of Montana; four grandchildren Elizabeth and Jordan Benner, Hunter and Maison Sherman, one sister Judy (Paul) Dollins of Rantoul and several nieces and nephews.
He was member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and served in the United States Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 32 and Sangamon County Farm Bureau. He was a lifelong resident of the Williamsville and Elkhart area.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Reverend Peter Harman officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 32 or the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.