BLOOMINGTON — Benjamin D. Salch, 35, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Monday (April 10, 2017) at his home.
His Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Chase Hilgenbrinck officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A celebration of life service at Knights of Columbus, 1706 R.T. Dunn Drive, Bloomington, will immediately follow the visitation. Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington.
Benji was born July 27, 1981, in Normal, the son of David F. and Patricia A. Muller Salch.
He is survived by his parents of Bloomington; a sister, Abigail (Tassilo) Bok, Ellsworth; a brother, Matthew Salch, Chicago; and a maternal uncle, Michael (Nancy) Muller, Schaumburg.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman and Evelyn Salch and Roland and Margaret Muller.
Benji graduated from Central Catholic High School in 2000. He attended Heartland Community College and Illinois Community College pursuing horticulture. With his unstoppable work ethic and unbounded creativity, he could build nearly anything. He was happiest in the outdoors, doing landscaping, taking down trees with his chainsaw, and fishing. He was incredibly creative and artistic in mediums such as painting, sketching, and cartooning.
Benji was a fiercely loyal and caring person who would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He had a silly sense of humor and loved making people laugh. Mostly, he loved his family and friends.
"In case you hadn't heard, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series!!!"
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