Lee Ann Benedict, 64, of Streator passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the LaSalle County Nursing Home, Ottawa.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator.
Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born on January 20, 1957 in Streator, she was the daughter of Richard “Dick” and Barbara “Sis” (Terando) Sauer. She married Michael R. Benedict on February 14, 1998 in Fort Myers, Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Michael R. Benedict of Streator; a daughter, Kassie (Dan) Wickman of Streator; grandson Alex Wickman; sisters, Jane (Frank) Rikoczy of Streator, Suzanne (J.R.) McReynolds of Wenona; brothers, Rick (Laurie) Sauer of Aurora and Randy (Sue) Sauer of Texas and Steven Sauer of Streator.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Scott Sauer.
Born and raised in Streator, Lee Ann attended St. Anthony’s Grade School and graduated from Streator High School in 1975.
Lee Ann worked in the food industry for several decades. Over the years, she was the owner of the Four Corners Restaurant; a Manager at Buster’s and worked as a waitress and cook. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish and the Veterans of Foreign War Post #1492 Women’s Auxiliary. Lee Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and will be dearly missed.
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