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Benoit Charles Hallett

Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:43 p.m. CDT

OTTAWA, Ill. — Mr. Benoit Charles Hallett, 86, of Ottawa, Ill., and formerly of Seneca, Ill., died while surrounded by his family at his home Friday morning, April 19, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22, in the Mueller Funeral Home, 800 First Ave., Ottawa. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Ransom.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., as well as on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Hallett was born on Aug. 19, 1926, in Streator, Ill., to George and Myrtle (Chalus)  Hallett. He was a life-long farmer. He married Margery Thompson on Jan. 15, 1947, at St. Patrick Rectory in Ransom. He was a member of the La Salle County Farm Bureau and Teamsters Local 722.

He is survived by his wife, Margery; two daughters, Linda (Greg) Thorson of Seneca, and Jayne (Bruce) Peterson of Seneca; five grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Thorson of Morris, Ill., Alan (Chandra) Thorson of Morris, Melissa (Matt) Andreatta of Seneca, Clint Peterson of Seneca, and Kelsey Peterson of Marseilles; 7 great-grandchildren, Alexa, Paige, Brooke, Brynne, Cara, Emma, and Max; one brother, Melvin (Barbara) Hallett; and two sisters-in-law, Rita Hallett of Ottawa, and Dolores Thompson of Streator.

Mr. Hallett was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Jeff; a great-granddaughter, Alayna Thorson; two brothers, Hubert and Willis Hallett; and three sisters, Edna Walter, Della Finch, and Marilyn Bunn. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Pallbearers will be Scott and Alan Thorson, Clint Peterson, Matt Andreatta, Darrin Tomano, and John Bunn.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa, is in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call (815) 434-4433.

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