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Donald L. Benkert

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Service: 10:00am Wed. July 17th, 2019
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Benkert, Donald L., 89, of Springfield, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Piqua on September 2, 1929 the son of Louis and Carmen (Helman) Benkert. He was the body shop manager at Trenor Motors for 45 years and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and an active member of several private clubs. Survivors include his wife, Shirley M. (Agenbroad); four daughters and spouses, Diana (Tom) Seiler, Karen Benkert, Sharon (Jerry) Neher and Nancy Rakestraw-Behnken; nine grandchildren and spouses, Greg (Marci Etter) Thomas, Juli (Kyle) Springer, Brittany (Matthew) Buroker Lowery, Melissa (Josh) Lyons, Branden Webb, Tracy Hicks Landseidel, Stephanie (Lindsey) Dabe, Ryan Rakestraw and Dustin (Amber) Rakestraw; 11 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter and two siblings, Martha (Jim) Yount and Jim Benkert. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Michael Benkert. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton or Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary.
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Mr. Don Benkert was a legend in Springfield, his automotive bodywork skills were outstanding. My mom Elaine Koehler kept him busy with her many 'fender-benders.' I was pleasantly surprised when he came to my mom's wake in 2014. A very kind and caring man. With sincere condolences to his wife Shirley and family.

- Mary Ann (Koehler) Snyder, Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Aunt Shirley and family, So sorry to hear about Uncle Donald. Love all of you! Mark and Barb Furdero (Benkert)

- Barb and Mark , Saturday July 13th, 2019

Shirley and Family, So sorry to hear of Donald's passing. He always had a great memory of my birth to share every time he saw me. Will also remember him for the KFC chicken at family dinners.

- Judy (Harrod) Higgins, Saturday July 13th, 2019

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