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Benton  Joseph "Ben" Halder

Benton Joseph "Ben" Halder
  • February 26, 1953 - February 13, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Mrs. Halder:I am sorry to hear of Benton's passing. You and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. God Bless Trish...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Trish Mauviel - Hopewell, VA

“When I first met Ben it was at my brothers wedding, I was talking with him and my Aunt Betty and I wanted to go to see my gf, without blinking Ben...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Chad Smith - Family

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Halder. I am confident that God will provide the needed strength and comfort to endure...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Tim S.

“Uncle Ben walked me down the isle when I married Mike. Ben was not a big fan of being in a lake as opposed to being on a boat, on a lake with a...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Missy Wickham - Delton, MI

“Such a #1 good person! Sad to hear this! Enjoyed his friendship and the times he worked for me!I ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Ronnie Myers - Battle Creek, MI

“I, am so sorry for your loss Betty! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you head into this difficult time in your life. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Gaw - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss Betty, my thoughts are with you. Ben was a great guy and will be missed by all. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rebecca Hudson - Nashville, MI

“We are very sorry and saddened for the loss of Ben! We rode the same bus in high school and I remember him mostly as a cheerful, handsome high...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie & Paul Fronsman-Nichols - MI

“we're so sorry for your loss betty jean and family. our hearts and thoughts go out to you. ben was a great guy with lots of humor and so much fun to...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: sharon & steve reniger & hart - MI

“Deeepest Heartfelt sympathy to ALL Halders.....have so many fond memories of spending time with the Halder young men of the world!! Ben was the...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: John Heil - Kankakee, IL

“god bless you Bev and family for Bens loss . He was a kind and caring man. RIP Love jimmy and Cindy ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: jim and cindy gustke - MI

“I will miss Ben. He always talked about his family. Greatest guy I have meet yet. Helped me in more ways than I could ever say. Always in a good mood...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Wayne Smith - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss. Ben was such a great man ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Tina and Darian Couturier - MI

“Betty, we are so sorry we can't be there for you in your time of need. We are devastated of Ben's passing. Praying for strength for you. We love you,...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: michael mcginnis - Battle Creek, MI

“In our school days we took off on his motorcycle and went swimming. He was such fun. He was such fun. Great memories of him. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Carlene Foreman (Haggerty) - SC

“You two were like a pea in a pod. I couldn't explain it any other way. If I could ever touch a peace of your love and add it to mine I would. It is...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bonnie Poley - Battle Creek, MI

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Benton Joseph "Ben" Halder, age 64, of Battle Creek sadly passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018. Ben was born in Battle Creek on February 26, 1953, the son of Joseph F. and Beverly E. (Clark) Halder. He proudly and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1973. Ben worked as an owner/operator and truck driver for many years, currently serving with Pitt-Ohio for more than thirteen years.

Ben married the "Love of His Life", Elizabeth J. "Betty" Meredith in Battle Creek on June 10, 1990; she survives. He is also survived by his mother, Beverly of Battle Creek, Michigan; his children, Dawn (David) Daller of Florida, Crystal (Ryan) Reynolds of Indiana, Nichole (Miguel) Lopez of North Carolina, and Sarah (Joey) Craig of Battle Creek; his grandchildren, Cody, Megan, Taylor, Mark, Bailey, Ryleigh, and Meredith; his brothers, David and Tim (Pat) Halder; his sister, Trish (Jessie) Galindo, and several nieces & nephews. Ben was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Halder.

Ben truly loved spending time with his family and friends, but most of all he loved just being with his wife. A member of the American Legion Post #298, he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and also enjoyed camping, motorcycles, building "Bonfires", shooting 3-Ball, being out on his pontoon, watching NASCAR and listening to the Oldies & Classic Rock.

A memorial service with full military honors to celebrate Ben's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. Family and friends will continue the celebration of Ben's life at the American Legion Post # 298, 228 N. 20th Street, Battle Creek. Please omit flowers, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making donations to Veterans Helping Veterans 354 N. 27th Street Springfield, MI 49037 or Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and or favorite memories of Ben may be placed at