David R. Benthien

September 24, 1950 - September 27, 2020

David R. Benthien


David R. Benthien, 70, of Stillman Valley, IL passed away peacefully after an extended illness on September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 24, 1950 in Rockford, IL to Robert and Elizabeth (Rew) Benthien. He married his loving wife, Vicki Peters, on July 30, 1976 at Forest City Baptist Church. David owned Benthien Construction, Inc. and was a general contractor for a number of years. David served his country in the United States National Guard. He found his spiritual home at City First and was a faithful member for many years. David loved fishing, woodworking, bee keeping, and quilting. He will always be remembered for his big heart and his love of helping those around him. David will be truly missed by his friends and family.

David will be dearly missed by his wife, Vicki; his mom, Elizabeth; his stepsons, Todd (Diane) Schwebke and Brett (Lynsie) Schwebke; his brother, Tom (Laura) Benthien; his grandchildren, Kerstin, Evan, Ben, and Max; and his lifelong friends, Greg (Juanita), Brian (Bev), Greg (Julie), Milt (Peggy), PJ (Sharon), and John Lewandowski.

He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Kathy Cummins.

The walk-through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. The funeral ceremony will be private. The burial is at Highland Garden of Memories. Due to state guidelines, masks are encouraged. Memorial donations in David’s name may be gifted to the American Cancer Society. To leave the family a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, October 1, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


The walk-through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Due to state guidelines, masks are encouraged.

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I’ve known David since our childhood. We grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same church And youth group. In later years, he and my uncle Duane Goettsch became very close. As I write this, my uncle has also been promoted to heaven. I’m glad they can continue their friendship without pain and suffering. Prayers for Vicki, Betty, and Tom and their families as they go through this difficult time.
Linda Goettsch Tilleman

LINDA J TILLEMAN 2020-10-09T01:02:32

Vicki, Todd, Brett and family, I am so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Vickie Lucier 2020-10-01T19:46:31

Vicki and Family,
Dave was a good friend. We always had a good time together. A surprise he went so fast. He suffers no more and has a new and wonderful body. Amen.

Bryan Allen 2020-10-01T12:50:53

Vicki and family- I’m so sorry. Dave was a larger than life kind of guy who lived life to the fullest. I’m glad he is in Heaven livening things up.

Kaija 2020-09-30T19:48:25

You’re in my thoughts and prayers buddy. I will miss your voice and laughter and all the stories we shared over the past few years. I’ll never forget your kind heart and your love of life. But I know you’ll be waiting when I go home. Your wife and family are in my heart forever.

Linda S Thompson 2020-09-29T22:38:29


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