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Joel Bennington

September 29, 1938 — July 16, 2015

Joel T. Bennington, 76, of Toluca, formerly Lacon, died on July 16, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare in Henry.

Born on September 29, 1938 in Lowpoint, IL to the late Russell and Virginia Nyman Bennington, he was married to Maria Perona on March 21, 1961. He later married Frances Brown on February 14, 1969 in Varna.

Joel was a salesman in the building materials industry. He was a die hard Cubs fan who loved to play cards, especially Euchre.

He is survived by: his wife Frances of Toluca; daughter Julie (Jason) Close of Lacon; grandchildren Kimberly, Randy, Cassidy, & Brianna; brothers Jim of Lacon & Jerry (Sandy) of Irving, IL; 11 nieces & nephews; and numerous great nieces & nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew and one sister in law.

Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services at this time. Online condolences can be left at

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