LeRoy William Benning, 85, of Ackley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton.
LeRoy was born on May 16, 1936, in Ackley, to Edward and Christina (Mehmen) Benning. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in rural Geneva, and was very active there the remainder of his life.
LeRoy graduated from Ackley-Geneva High School, class of 1955. He joined the Iowa National Guard. LeRoy was united in marriage to Connie Zacharias on September 30, 1956, in Geneva; this year they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
LeRoy was a hardworking man and thoroughly enjoyed working. He worked for Adams Brothers laying carpet, Farmland Foods, and Omnium; retiring at the age of 81. When he wasn't working, LeRoy enjoyed bowling, fishing, trapping, camping and was a sprint car racing fan.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Connie Benning of Ackley; daughter, Shelley (Arup) Bhuyan of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son, Barton (Mary) Benning of Boone; grandchildren Kassie Bhuyan of Kansas City, Kansas, Sondra (Eathan Jaax) Bhuyan of Kansas City, Kansas, Jordan (Ashley) Benning of Grimes, and Kaci Benning of Boone; sister, Luella Benning of Colorado Springs, Colorado; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Christina; infant son, Craig; daughter, Jennifer; and sisters, Maxine and Deloris.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.
"We are so sorry to hear of LeRoy's passing. He was such a really nice person and have lots of good memories of he and Connie over the years. They were such a great couple and wonderful friends. May God give you comfort and peace during this very sad time.
Leo and Sharon Paulus"
"LeRoy was a hard worker and a good friend at Omnium. We sat together at lunch and had a lot of laughs. He was very pleasant to be around. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
"Our sympathy at your loss. Always enjoyed talking with LeRoy and Connie. Cindy and Shelley were friends and we always exchanged news about them. May God bless and keep you all. Our thoughts are prayers are with you"
"So sorry to hear of LeRoys passing.
Ed & Betty Etnier"
"Leroy was a great man who would help anyone. We sure loved eating out on Fridays with Leroy and Connie. They sure are the best friends you could ever have! "