Bennie Ray Weikle
November 03, 1937 ‒ December 06, 2019
On December 6, 2019, Bennie Ray Weikle, 82, of Fredericktown, entered into the presence of Christ Jesus. Bennie was born on November 3, 1937, in Sarton, West Virginia, to Gerald and Bernice (Pence) Weikle. Bennie served his country while enlisted at Fort Riley, Kansas, and later in Korea with the Infantry known as “The Big Red 1”.
Bennie spent 35 of the best years of his life working at American National Can in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He also co-owned and operated the W and W Home Insulation business with his brother-in-law Bill Whited. After the Can closed its doors, Bennie worked at Jay Plastics of Mansfield for 10 years, until he retired in 2012.
Bennie was an avid hunter and loved being outdoors. Bennie also loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and was a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. But most of all, he loved his family.
Bennie is survived by his wife Janie (Payne) Weikle, who he married on February 17, 1957; daughters Debbie Ray of Fredericktown, Rebecca (Marc Smith) of Toledo, Jennifer Weikle of Menifee, California, and son-in-law Jeff McQueen of Mt.Vernon; grandchildren Jayna (Kenny Lotz) Ray, Leah (Malcolm) Fields, Andrew Ray, Briar McQueen and Braxton McQueen; great grandchildren Ava, Aliza, and Atleigh Lotz; sisters Leveta (Clare) Campbell of Bellville, Barbara Morrison of Galion, and Arlene Ward of Marion.
Bennie was preceded in death by brothers Leon, Carlis, Palmer, Arnold, and Garland Weikle; sisters Rosalee and Melvina Weikle, and Annalee Slaughter.
Calling hours will be held at Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown on Tuesday, December 10, from 4:00 to 6:00. Funeral service will be held at Snyder Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio and also Honor Flight Columbus.
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