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Benson-Albert Hinrichs, Jr., 87, of Roanoke, formerly of Benson, IL passed away at 1:15 am on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

He was born on July 1, 1928 in Benson, IL a son of Albert and Fanny Aeschliman Hinrichs. He married Delores Kolb on July 16, 1950 in Benson. She passed away on August 10, 2011.

Surviving is one son, Lee (Angie) Hinrichs of Roanoke, IL; two grandchildren, Brenda (Joe) Schneider of Benson, IL; Robb (Maria) Hinrichs of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and three great-grandchildren, Sophia, Arianna, and Maurice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Bob Hinrichs; two brothers, Eugene and Noble Hinrichs; and one sister, Eileen Timmerman.

An Army veteran, Albert served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Benson American Legion Post #454.

He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1950 with a degree in Agriculture and was a lifelong farmer in the Benson area. He had also served as the president of the Farmers State Bank in Benson.

Albert was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church where memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 18, 2016. Pastor Gabriel Baumgardner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am before the service at the church. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and burial of cremains will be in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church or the Benson American Legion Post #454. Online condolences may be sent to the family at