Roy F. Benkert Sr.
Roy F. Benkert Sr. 1929—2017 Roy F. Benkert Sr., 87, passed away Feb. 27, 2017. Roy was born in Monroe, WI, July 24, 1929; the son of Leroy and Marjorie (Sweetwood) Benkert. Roy was an avid trap shooter for more than 50 years. He won many state and local trophies, participating in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Michigan. Roy worked at Micro Switch for 25+ years, then president of Forester Products until retirement. He was a life member of the ATA and NRA. Roy married Sandra (Welty) Heitz July 3, 1966. Surviving family members are wife, Sandra; sons, Daniel and Brian; two grandchildren, Kayleigh and Brandon Benkert; son, Roy Jr. of previous marriage; stepson, Steve Heitz; 3 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. Preceding his death were his parents, two sisters and two sons. A celebration of life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Eagles Club in Freeport.
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