Ronald Wilson “Red” Benner, age 75, of Rochester, died peacefully, April 23, 2020, at home, after a brief battle with cancer.
Born on March 17, 1945 and raised in Farmington, NH, a son of Wilson and Phyllis (Wormstead) Benner.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Bamberg, Germany. He was also in the National Guard.
Red was a proud member of the American Legion Post #7.
Survived by his wife of 6 years Nancy. His sons: Scott, Steven, and Eric Benner and daughter Erika Benner, brothers: Robert, Richard and Patrick Benner, stepdaughters: Kelly Verbicky and Kandi O’Brien, 7 grandchildren: Niketa, Tyler, David, Paige, Jacob, Triston and Lillyan, step grandchild Spencer, also nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his first wife Debra L. (Emrich) Benner and sister Ellen Ryder.
He will be sorely missed by family and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday July 9, 2020, 11am at Kimball Cemetery on Meaderboro Road in Rochester, with military honors and followed by a memorial reception at the American Legion on Eastern Ave in Rochester. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com