William Benner


William Lee

William Lee Benner, age 63, of Whitehouse passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by the comfort of his family. He was born October 14, 1949, in Toledo to Eddie and Hermina (Michel) Benner. A graduate of DeVilbiss High School, Bill was also an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war. He retired from IBEW Local 8 in 2011 and continued to enjoy the camaraderie of his extended labor family. Bill enjoyed politics and was active in the Lucas County Democratic Party. He was an avid Buckeye fan and will be remembered for his contagious laugh and sense of humor. Bill especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and traveling with his beloved wife, Susan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, James E. Ferguson; and special nephews, Trevor Ferguson and Greg Shadix. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Susan; children, Jessica D. (Mario) Catenacci, William M. Benner and Dana E. (fiancée Kristen Barker) Benner; granddaughter, Bianca D. Catenacci; sister, Mary Shadix; brother, Eddie (Ricki) Benner, and brothers-in-law, Gary (Ann) Ferguson, Kevin (Sandra) Ferguson, Patrick (Sue O'Brien) Ferguson and Shawn (Amy) Ferguson.

Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to the . Condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral Home

Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422

Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2013