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“Throughout their residency here, this family exemplified the Best of Kenosha. Kenosha was a better place to live due to their efforts as business...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“My first job was with the Leader Store. My daughter was seriously injured in an accident and Ben told me to take any time I needed with pay. I will...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Nason - Kenosha, WI

“My first job was at the Leader store. Ben was my primary supervisor. My daughter was seriously injured when a car hit her. The Chemerows told me...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Nason - Kenosha, WI

“GOD BLESS ELLIE AND BEN'S FAMILYI HAVE KNOWN BEN FRON THE TIME I BOUGHT SCHOOL CLOTHES AT HIS STORE THROUGH OUR YEARS AS DIRECTORS OF KSL/AA. I...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere condolences to the family of Ben. He was a kind and wonderful man and a great boss. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Joe n' Kay Liles - Kenosha, WI

“A well deserved long life for a wonderful and kind man. Always remember his kindness when shopping at The Leader Store. Prayers to the family. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joann Myers - Spring Valley, CA

“I worked at the Leader store in High School. Ben and his father Harry were great! I still remember my Jockey product codes. I think of both of...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jared Kotz - New York, NY

“Condolences to the Chemerow family. Who as a 'baby boomer' doesn't remember shopping at the Leader store for school clothes? Thinking of you Betsy...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Friedrich - Kenosha, WI

“In the 60s my first real job was at The Leader Store working for both Ben and his father, Harry. Both were gentlemen and very considerate bosses,...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Wallig São Paulo Brazil

“Dear Chemerow Family,I send condolences from the Frost Family as we honor and celebrate the life of a really great guy - Ben Chemerow. My memories...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: John Frost - Kenosha, WI

“A wonderful personI am glad I knew him ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck Limpert - Powder springs, GA


Ben was born on March 9, 1926 and passed away in October 2019.

Ben was a resident of Sarasota, Florida at the time of passing.

He graduated from Bradford High School and earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Ben served in the United States Army Air Corps from September, 1943, until he was honorably discharged in November, 1945.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shalom Center in Kenosha, WI or the Friendship Center in Sarasota, FL would be appreciated by the family.

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