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Ben Rosenfield, 66

Ben Rosenfield, age 66, of Woodstock, passed away April 29, 2019, at his home beside his wife.
He was born on June 5, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Myer and Eva (Riaf) Rosenfield. He married Laurie (Bain) on Aug. 14, 1971.
Ben retired in 2007 after being a teacher and principal for 35 years in Round Lake. Well known locally for his pottery and storytelling, Ben could always be counted on to lend a hand to those who were seeking mentoring and would lend his expertise to the leadership of the many organizations related to those activities.
Key to Ben’s happiness was his long marriage to Laurie Bain, and his two dearly loved sons, as well as the service he was able to offer to the Bahá’í Faith of which he was a member since 1971.
He is survived by his loving wife, Laurie; his sons, Justin and Daniel; and sister, Leni (David) Moore.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Michael Abraham.
A graveside service will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Oakland Cemetery, Jackson Street, Woodstock, Ill., at 11 a.m.
For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit the website at

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