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Jerry Fraulini

March 24, 1936 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 85)


JERRY FRAULINI, 85, of Benton passed away Tuesday evening, March 15, 2022 at his home.

He was born in Benton, IL on March 24, 1936, the son of Joe & Mary (Cleveland) Fraulini.

He married Gloria (Coolock) on July 8, 1961.

Mr. Fraulini served in the U.S. Navy. He worked Mine construction, then was Maintenance Engineer at Inland Steel and then for Consol. He loved to hunt and fish and go to the Plaza restaurant. He enjoyed his family, his cows, and working on his family farm.

Mr. Fraulini is survived by his:

Wife: Gloria Fraulini of Benton

3 Children:

Lisa Sauerhage & husband Harry of Benton

Jerri Hethmon of Benton

Mike Fraulini & wife Shelly of Iowa

5 Grandchildren:

James Hethmon & wife Sarah

Michael Fraulini

Ryan Fraulini & wife Rachel

Ryan Sauerhage & wife Brandi

Whitney Sauerhage & Mark Kovach

Jessica McConnell


Easton & Paisley Fraulini

Brantlee & Hadley Sauerhage

Carter Williams

Brother: Gene Fraulini of Massachusetts


Gene Fraulini & wife Tia & family

Wayne Fraulini & wife Rose & family

Cheryl Fraulini-Bellante & husband Joe & family

2 Cousins:

Kay E. Fraulini

Adam Fornear

Mr. Fraulini was preceded in death by his Parents & by his sister-in-law: Marilyn Fraulini.

Graveside services for Family & Friends will be held at 12 NOON on Saturday, March 19th at the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. (Block P, the southeast corner of the cemetery.) Military Rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts. A celebration of life dinner will be held immediately following the service at the Gwen Wynn Senior Center at 104 North 10th St. in Benton for family and friends.

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Graveside Service
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

Final Resting Place

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

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