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Benjamin Ruiz

Published January 02,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Benjamin “Ben” Ruiz, a resident of Wildwood, IL, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born February 3, 1937 in Waukegan, IL to Jose and Carmen Ruiz.  Ben was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the Sojourners SMC Motorcycle Club.  He worked for and retired from Kamatsu in Libertyville, IL.  Ben enjoyed riding his motorcycle, traveling the United States, and most of all being a proud Grandpa.  Ben is survived by his wife of 60 years, Robbie, his children Tammy (John Irizarry) Ruiz-Myers, Sheila (Kent) Grissom, and Chance (Sylvia) Ruiz and his grandchildren Daniel and Elizabeth Ruiz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Armand Somera, and his sister Fausta Cortez.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm with the funeral service starting at 12:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

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10 Comments

  1. A good friend for close to 50 years Gentle Ben. Not just mine but many many friends he had. Rabbit

  2. My mentor, my defender, my “Uncle”, my friend. I will be lost without him. Was always there for me to talk to when I needed him, and I needed him a lot. He was never too busy to help a friend in need. My heart goes out to Robbie and his family who were always so tolerant of that. That will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Uncle Benjie Forever in my ❤

  3. i am so sorry, Robbie and family… You were all such good neighbors to us and to our kids… May God’s peace and promises comfort you…

  4. Daniel & Elizabeth, We are saddened to learn of the loss you’ve had, please let us know how we may help you heal. Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss, please know we are with you.

  5. WORKED WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS AT THE TRACTOR FACTORY. HE WAS A GOOD HARD WORKER REST EASY OLD PAL YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND IN A BETTER PLACE. HARLEY ALL THE WAY. RIGHT RICH AND DON YOUR FELLER RIDERS.

  6. Dear Robbie and all the family, my most deep condolences for your loss.
    The Lord comfort you and help you face every day without him.
    The times I called, he was always so kind and thoughtful.
    My prayers are with you all.

  7. Dear Robbie and all the family, my deepest condolences for your loss.
    The Lord comfort you and give you strength to face every day without him.
    Every time I called he was so kind and thoughtful.
    My prayers are with you all.

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