John R. Benner

SEBRING — John R. Benner, 70, of Salem died Wednesday at Salem Regional Medical Center.

John was born in Salem on Oct. 25, 1948, the son of the late Russell and Anna Mae (Somers) Benner. He was a graduate of West Branch High School, attended MIT, and completed his training at GMI. John retired after over 30 years of service as a tool and die maker for General Motors.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandy, whom he married on July 4, 1972, his children, Mike (Jamie) Benner and Jen Benner, both of Salem; two sisters, Linda Benner of Columbus and Susan Ream of Alliance; and, two grandchildren.

A memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Neil Orchard officiating. Visitation will be fro 10-11 a.m. prior at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, 6/3/19