Ben Santelli, Jr., 84 years old, lifelong resident of Kenosha, WI passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Hospice Alliance Hospice House, Pleasant Prairie, WI.
He was born October 21, 1936, in Kenosha, WI the son of the late Benedetto and Emilia (Iorio) Santelli. He graduated from Kenosha (Mary D. Bradford High School and later went on to work for American Motor Corporation for 34 years.
Family was most important to Ben, he cherished the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also an avid sports fan and loved cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Janet; children, Julie (Randy) Glud, Judy Thomson, and Daniel (Michelle) Santelli, all of Kenosha, WI; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Santelli and Gemma Santelli; seven grandchildren, Sandra (Chris), Jamey (Miguel), Gregory (Melissa), Corey, Taylor (Nicole), Michael, and Danielle; six great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Lilyanna, Peyton, Edward, Knox, and Henley; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Santelli, Theresa Chianelli, Dolores Polentini, and Guy Santelli; and an infant son, Gerald Santelli.
Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1919 54th St., Kenosha, WI. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes will follow in St. George Cemetery, Kenosha, WI.