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Benjamin A. Armstrong
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Obituary for Benjamin A. Armstrong

Benjamin A. Armstrong, age 85, former owner of Bauer's Bonanza near Smithboro, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Maxey Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home and again Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice.

Benjamin Alexander, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Gombkoto) Armstrong, was born February 15, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri. Benjamin grew up in St. Louis, attended the local schools and Fairview High School in St. Louis, MO. He went to work as a sheet metal worker, where he worked for the Sheet Metal Labor Local #36, and was a part of the union for over 60 years. Benjamin also was in the United States Army Reserves. Since the age of 16, Benjamin was a hard worker and served our country.

Benjamin and Judith Ann Bergmann were united in marriage on December 6, 1969 in Clayton, Missouri. They were married 32 years before her passing on November 5, 2002. Surviving are his children: Richard Armstrong and wife Michelle of Highland, Illinois, Danny Armstrong of Smithboro, Illinois and Jill Armstrong of Smithboro, Illinois. Loving grandfather to Sarah, Elizabeth, J.D. and Seth. He will be missed by his girlfriend of 10+ years Cherie Henson.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife Judith, brother Bill Armstrong, sister Irene Godin and grandchild Danielle.


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