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Janet A. (Matsko) Benstine

Janet Ann Benstine, 80 of Streator passed away Wednesday morning (March 30, 2022) at her home.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Janet was born on September 11, 1941, in Streator to Peter and Lola (Defenbaugh) Matsko.  She married Rudolph “Rudy” Benstine on December 13, 1974.  He preceded her in death on February 9, 1976.

Surviving are son, Tony (Rhonda McClure) Benstine of Rushville, IL, daughter, Theresa (Raymond Keele) Von Ruden of Streator and son, Toby (Shannon Sandberg) Benstine of Streator, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, brother, Gerald “Bo” (Mary) Matsko of Streator, sister, Charesse (Kent) Richards of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Rudy, brothers, David and Robert.

Janet attended Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School in 1959.  She was employed at Thatcher Glass and retired from Red Wing.  Janet enjoyed playing cards and going to the boat.

Memorials may be made in her name to the OSF Hospice Program.

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My sister, Marilynn, and I remember playing with our cousins Janet and her brothers when we were growing up in Streator. Sending condolences to the Matsko/Benstine families from our family in Nevada.

Diane Ritchie Holst Apr 2 2022 7:33 PM