Ben Bredenholler, 87, of Acampo passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2019. He was born in Germany on Nov. 10, 1932 to Bernhard and Gertrude Bredenholler as one of 10 children who grew up on a farm during WWII.
As a young boy, his adventurous spirit found him in quite a few precarious situations, but his spirit is what brought him to immigrate to Winnipeg, Canada in 1953, not speaking a word of English and with not one cent to his name. He was persistent with daily trips to the Bricklayers Union Hall before landing his first job in Winnipeg.
Ben met his soon to be wife Annedore in 1957 on a blind date. They were married on Dec. 26, 1959 and had just celebrated their 60th anniversary. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Ben enjoyed having all of his family around for a nice family Christmas together before his passing.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Ben was a longtime resident of the Acampo area and a well-known and admired brick mason throughout Lodi.
Per Ben’s wishes, no service will be held. A celebration of life will be held during the spring at his home in Acampo.