Clarence F. "Fred" Benedict
LINCOLN - Clarence F. "Fred" Benedict, 91, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Funeral services for Mr. Benedict will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post # 263 of Lincoln.
Clarence Frederick Benedict was born September 19, 1921, in Mc-Lean, the son of James Adam and Mary Ellen Wilson Benedict. He married Ada Mae Kin-ney. He later married Alzada Davenport on June 6, 1970. She preceded him in death.
Fred is survived by three sons: Gene Benedict of Wheeling, Dean Benedict of California, and Robert (Dorothy) Benedict of Lincoln; one daughter, Theresa (Charles) Funk of Mc-Lean; three stepsons: Darrell (Pat) Robertson of Mason City, Johnny Robertson of Santa Fe, N.M., and Kenny (Alice) Robertson of Lincoln; two stepdaughters, Hazel Root of Lincoln, and Marjorie Gardner of Bradenton, Fl.; two sisters, Nora Emmons and Alice Comstock both of Lincoln; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Carl Benedict; four sisters; nine brothers; one stepdaughter and one stepson.
Fred served in the U.S. Navy during WWII with the rank of Seaman 1st Class. He then worked as a Journeyman Union Carpenter for 44 years retiring in 1985.
He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of American Legion Post # 263 and Carpenter Union # 568.
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village Activity Department or the Leukemia Foundation.