Brian J. “Big Bri” Benoit, age 71, of Herscher, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home. 

Brian was born October 30, 1949 in Beaverville, the son of Donald & Edith Giasson Benoit. 

He married Mary Fleischauer on September 14, 1989 in Herscher. 

Brian was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He was passionate about gardening and flowers. He always had time to talk.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Benoit of Herscher; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Rachel (Jim) Brucker of Oak Park, Aimee (Jeremy) Stano of Wrightstown, WI, Heather Wetmore of Stelle, and Michelle (Jeffrey) Hinich of Buckingham; two sisters, Lorel Benoit and Beverly Porter; one brother, Larry Benoit; five grandchildren, Tobey Cummins, Jason Davis, Simon Brucker, Clayton Hinich and Josephine Hinich; one great-grandson, Victor Cummins; and many nieces and nephews.

Brian is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Karen Benoit and Barbara Benoit; and one brother, Donald Benoit.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Arrangements by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, Kankakee.

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