Robert “Bob” L. Benedict

Lincoln — Robert L. Benedict, 77, of Lincoln, passed away at Carlinville Area Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Cemetery with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #263 of Lincoln.

Bob was born October 16, 1946, to Clarence Fred and Ada Mae Kinney Benedict. He met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Essingler, on October 3, 1986. She precedes him in death on August 7, 2022.

He was a lifelong Railer fan and loved to cheer his grandson on at all the football games. He loved to make people laugh and had the quick wit and humor to do so. He loved to tell stories of his life growing up in Lincoln and loved to talk about music and current events, and often spoke about his grandchildren whom he loved more than anything. Grandpa was his favorite title.

Bob graduated from the Lincoln Community High School in 1966.  He was a very proud US Army Veteran where he served from 1966-1968 and was a member of American Legion Post 263. He was employed at Lehn and Fink for 27 years and then Lincoln Development Center for 4 years.

He leaves behind his only daughter, Annette Costa; three grandchildren: Kalle, Payton, and Annistin, brother Gene (Kay) Benedict, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his mother, and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to an education fund being set up for his youngest grandchildren: Payton R Johnson and Annistin M. Koester.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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