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1931 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
PALATINE - The visitation for Mr. Kyle Grant Benkert, 83, a resident of Palatine since 1990, will be held on Friday, July 25th, 2014 from 9:30AM until the time of the funeral Mass at 10:30AM at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Northbrook, IL. Kyle was born on June 17, 1931 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Ernst August and Helen (nee Limerick) Benkert and passed away peacefully on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at his home. Kyle was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. With a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Harvard and Masters degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Kyle went on to become a AIA-NCARB registered architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina and South Carolina. He was the architect, designer and land planner for over 16 residential communities and over 1000 occupied homes. Among Kyle's accomplishments are Lake Hinsdale Village (Willowbrook, IL), Larrabee Courts (Lincoln Park, IL), Morgan Chapel Village (Columbus, NC), Chatham Manor (Buffalo Grove, IL) as well as several town home communities in Palatine and others throughout Chicagoland. Beloved husband of Adrienne (nee Hurley) Benkert; loving father of Joan (Brent) Mitchell, John (Betty), Mark (Christina) Benkert, Helen (Jeffrey) Sobel and David (Beth) Benkert; cherished grandfather of 10; great grandfather of 9; preceded in death by his brother Ernst Benkert. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Kyle would be appreciated for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 401 Hackensack Avenue, 9th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601 or see Arrangements by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine. For information, 847-358-7411 or

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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