Bennie Ray Weikle

November 03, 1937 ‒ December 06, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

 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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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Bennie Ray Weikle.
  • Our prayers are with you Janie and the family. We will miss Bennie, but we are so thankful Jesus took him before he had too suffer any more.

  • Becky and Jen,
    Thinking about you during this time of reflection. Your dad ensured he raised strong daughters. That is all a father can ask. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. Benny will be missed by all who loved him. A kind , gentle soul. May your memories & God’s grace and mercy bring you peace. Love Denny & Susie Lotz🙏💟

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss. Much love and prayers for you Janie, Debbie, Becky and Jennifer.

  • Becky and jen and family, Im sorry for your loss. We have all known each other for a long time. I’m proud to have known him. He sure raised some awsome girls.god bless all of u and may god comfort u.

  • So truly sorry for you loss. Bennie was a quite sweet soul. I know he will be missed by all. But rejoicing that you will see him again one day.
    Much love

  • Even though I can’t be there with you at this time, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love to you all.

  • Aunt Janie, Cousins, & all the Fam—I am continuing in prayer for all of you as you celebrate Uncle Bennie’s life and grieve his loss. My heart is heavy for you. May your memories together bring you comfort and joy—especially throughout this holiday season. I enjoyed the video—thank you for sharing these precious memories. Much love and (((BIG HUGS))) to you all. 💕

  • The Weikle family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jennifer, and with your family. May all the cherished memories that you share help you through this painful time and bring you peace and comfort.