Benjamin S. Girod


Benjamin S. Girod, age 89, of Salem, Indiana passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany. Born March 9, 1931 in Berne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Sam Girod and Emmie (Yoder) Girod.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Clara (Byler) Girod; 19 children: Jake (Delilah), Emma (Emanuel), Sam (Mary), Lizzie (Rudy), Eli (Mandy), Ernest (Lucy), Ben (Rosie), David (Elma), Jerry (Melinda), Melinda (Joe), Aden (Mary), Amos (Ann), Simon (Christine), Emanuel (Mandy), William (Becky), Reuben (Delilah), Mattie (Martin), Jakie (Mary), and Susie (Emanuel); 157 grandchildren; and 517 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sons: Andy, John, and Jonathan.

The funeral service will be held Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Girod Residence located at 2008 Leval Ratts Road, Salem, Indiana. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Girod Residence. Burial to follow in the Amish Cemetery.


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