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LeRoy "Bobby" James Benoit

August 24, 1945 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 72)

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LeRoy James “Bobby” Benoit, 72, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on August 24, 1945, in Kaplan, Louisiana to Erson and Vina (Vincent) Benoit.  LeRoy grew up in Sulphur, Louisiana and graduated from Sulphur High School.  He attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana and later San Jacinto Community College in Pasadena, Texas.   LeRoy was Vietnam veteran serving his country in the U.S. Navy from September 24, 1963 until being honorably discharged on September 20, 1967.  On May 1, 1981, LeRoy was united in marriage to Joan Archambeau in Sulphur, Louisiana.  The couple lived in Sulphur, Louisiana, LaPorte, Texas, and later moved to Humboldt, Nebraska.  LeRoy retired from Ohmstede Industrial Services in LaPorte, Texas where he was a Field Service Operations Manager for many years.  He currently was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Steinauer, Nebraska where LeRoy served as an usher. 

LeRoy or “Bobby” had many names for one very special man.  Best friend, loving partner, caring father, grandfather, and brother; all describe one person with a commanding strength and heart of a humble servant.  LeRoy served his country as a fierce patriot and accomplished sailor during hostilities with Vietnam.  At home his heart distinguished him as a loving husband and father.  As a professional manager he gave careful attention to details without sacrificing the big picture.  His leadership team relied on him with confidence and his staff was fiercely loyal.  He always gave more and did more than others expect.  LeRoy brought out the best in others because he demanded so much from himself.  He was a kind and loving man who made life better for those he touched and this world is a better place for having known him.      

LeRoy passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Bryan LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska having reached the age of seventy-two years,1 month, and eighteen days.  He was preceded in death by his parents Erson and Vina Benoit and sister-in-law Beverly Benoit.

LeRoy is survived by his loving wife Joan Benoit of Humboldt, NE; children: Michael Weldon of Humboldt, NE; Jeffrey Weldon of Ragley, LA; Todd Weldon of Phoenix, AZ; Donna Wilburn of Hawaii; Corey Weldon of Lincoln, NE; Jammie Benoit of Sulphur, LA; Johnell Benoit of Sulphur, LA; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers Harrell Benoit of Sulphur, LA; Mickie Benoit of Houston, TX; a sister Vickie Benoit-Thomas of Sulphur, LA; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Steinauer, Nebraska with Father Michael Christensen officiating. A rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the church.

Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family’s choice with a later designation.

Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com

Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-207 N. Nemaha ST. Humboldt, NE (402) 862-2915

 


 Service Information

Recitation of the Rosary
Monday
October 16, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
October 16, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Steinauer, Nebraska 68441


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