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Ben Tanner

October 10, 1919 — February 24, 2015

Ben R. Tanner, 95, of Goodfield, passed away at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born October 10, 1919 in Tremont, IL, to Rudolph and Mina (Haefeli) Tanner. He married Leona Honegger on February 9, 1947 in Forrest, IL. She passed away on February 6, 2005 in Eureka.

He was also preceded in death by 1 daughter Kathy, 1 son Samuel, 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

Surviving are 3 daughters Lynn (Milton) Hinnen of Eureka, Judy (Mike) Sauder of Eureka, Carol (Bob) Radtke of Tinley Park, IL; 5 sons Ben (Mary) Tanner of Goodfield, Joe (Pam) Tanner of Deer Creek, Mike (Cheryl) Tanner of Washington, C.J. "Jim" (Elaine) Tanner of Deer Creek, Mark (Dianna) Tanner of Goodfield; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Ben was a member of Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church and volunteer for World Relief. He was an avid gardener and mushroom hunter, a WWII Army veteran and member of Eureka American Legion Post #466. He retired as a carpenter from N.E. Finch after many years of service, and was a volunteer firefighter for the Goodfield fire department.

Visitation will be Saturday February 28, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church with visitation from 12-12:45 p.m. at the church. Church ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Goodfield\Congerville Apostolic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


FEB 28. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530


MAR 1. 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (CST)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church
218 W. Fisk St.
Goodfield, IL 61742

Funeral service

MAR 1. 1:00 PM (CST)

Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church
218 W. Fisk St.
Goodfield, IL 61742

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