FREDERICKTOWN — On Dec. 6, 2019, Bennie Ray Weikle, 82, of Fredericktown, entered into the presence of Christ Jesus. Bennie was born Nov. 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 Mount 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.
He is survived by his wife Janie (Payne) Weikle, who he married Feb. 17, 1957; daughters Debbie Ray of Fredericktown, Rebecca (Marc Smith) McQueen of Toledo, Jennifer Weikle of Menifee, CA, and son-in-law Jeff McQueen of Mount 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 his 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 Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Snyder Funeral Home Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Forest 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.