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Larry E. Benkelman

Larry E. Benkelman, 77, of Springville, passed away September 9, 2017 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

Larry was born in Springville on July 13, 1940 to the late Elton and Evelyn (nee Blemaster) Benkelman. He married Linda Bowser on June 16, 1962 in Cattaraugus.

Larry worked as a production planner for Peerless Winsmith in Springville. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and loved golf and bowling.

In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his children Todd (Lynn Stein) Benkelman of Springville, Scott Benkelman of Springville and Teri Lynn (Tim) Stearns of East Concord; siblings Doug (Frances) Benkelman of Texas and Elaine (Ron) Gertner of Walworth; six grandchildren Joshua (Samie), Jordan, Jared, Shannon, Thomas and Haley; a great-granddaughter Madelyn and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from Salem Lutheran Church in Springville. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 91 W. Main St., Springville, N.Y. 14141.

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