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Benjamin S. Fonseca

January 26, 1963February 15, 2021
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Benjamin Sanches Fonseca age 58, passed away on February 15, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Oralia Fonseca; children, Victoria Fonseca and Joel Fonseca; granddaughter, Melissa Fonseca; siblings, Adolf Cruz Fonseca, Arnold Fonseca, Mary Alice Fonseca, Armando Fonseca and Aurora Garcia; parents in law, Rojelio and Rebecca Ordonez; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Benjamin was born January 26, 1963 in South Chicago Heights, IL to the late Benjamin and Maria Fonseca and was a graduate of Bloom High School and attended Fairhaven Baptist College. He was employed for many years by Ashland Chemical Company in Calumet City, IL as a reactor operator. Benjamin enjoyed swap meets, estate sales and spending time with his family. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother in law and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched. Private Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Steve Davis officiating. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. Due to the current conditions of Covid-19, masks are required for attendance at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Abel Astorga

February 27, 2021

I worked with Ben at Ashland for 10 years. From my first day right away he offered me help, he showed me around the plant. Anytime I needed something he always helped me. That's my memories of Ben, always helping anyone whether it was at the job or outside of work. He was very generous.
Ben, thank you my friend. I wish I could have worked with you longer. But God needed you. Ben you will be missed. My condolences to the Fonseca family, God give them strength in these difficult moments.

Brenda Hilger

February 25, 2021

Ben was always a gentleman, kind to me and my family and he was able to laugh at himself. He told me about the time he was working on his car (the taco machine). He had to remove the front seat for some reason and realized that he needed to pick up a few parts, so he quickly grab a bucket and used it to sit on, he actually had a bucket seat. He was at a stop light and noticed the nice looking girl in the car next to him and being the hotdog that he was, he stepped on the gas and literally took off. The bucket slipped out from under him and as his hands gripped the steering wheel, he pulled himself up and struggled to regain his position on the road. The car with the pretty girl, sped passed him, honking the horn and laughing as she went by. His crazy driving skills and his humor made it fun to be around him. He will be missed here on this earth.
My deepest condolences to Oralia and family. May God comfort and heal you at this time.

Don Milcarek

February 25, 2021

To the Fonseca family....sincere condolences.
I worked with Ben for over 20 years. I enjoyed his easy demeanor and kindness he carried with him each day. It is an absolute shock to lose him at such a young age, he will be missed.

Kevin and Cheri Klebs

February 24, 2021

Our condolences to the Fonseca family. We will miss his walks around our neighborhood his dog Tebow. He would always stop to talk, and had a friendly smile. He would ask if we need a helping hand on something we were doing in the yard. Our hearts just break knowing he will no longer be here . May he rest in peace. God Bless. ! Kevin & Cheri Klebs (neighbors)

Kyle Kosiba

February 23, 2021

My condolences to the family and loved ones. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Ben. His kind manner, positive attitude towards work and life will be deeply missed by many. May you rest in peace.

Art Scism

February 23, 2021

Ben trained me when I started at Ashland. He was patient and always seemed eager to go above the call of duty. I'll miss his wit and wisdom at work. May he rest in peace.

Eric Baran

February 23, 2021

Ben was a genuine great friend at Ashland. We had so many good conversations and laughs together over the years, he was a real pleasure to be around. My condolences to his wife, daughter, son and family during this very difficult time. He will be missed by all.

Rich Fisher

February 23, 2021

Ben and I started around the same time at Ashland. He was a great coworker and friend. One of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I will miss our little talks when he dropped samples off. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. my friend.

Jeff O'Grady

February 23, 2021

I always enjoyed working and talking with Ben. He always had a grin on his face , when we talked about his family. Ben will truly be missed, by his friends and coworkers. My condolences go out to the Fonseca family (Jeff and Carol O’Grady)

Al Barrera

February 23, 2021

Ben was a close and caring brother to me. I thank God that I had the opportunity to know him. I lost a great friend and brother ! My condolences go out to the family from
Al and Cathy Barrera
God Bless

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