2017-08-03 / Obituaries

Kenneth Bennett

Kenneth Bennett Kenneth Bennett Kenneth Roy Bennett, 95, of Portage, formerly of Stalwart, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Portage.

He was born December 26, 1921, to Byron and Alice (nee Downs) Bennett in Detroit.

Mr. Bennett grew up in Stalwart. He was graduated from Pickford High School. He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1941. He spent World War II in the Pacific, seeing much action, including the invasion of Okinawa.

He married Anne Crawford July 30, 1945, and they reared three sons.

Mr. Bennett retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1962. The family moved back to Stalwart in 1970, and they became active in the community. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett enjoyed spending their winter months in Orange Beach and Port Charlotte, Florida.

He was a member of Stalwart Presbyterian Church. He served as chairman for the Stalwart Centennial Celebration, and he also served as supervisor for Raber Township. He was a board member of the Pickford Medical Center. He was past president and a board member of Cloverland Electric Cooperative.

Mr. Bennett was a family man who loved all the time he had with his family. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, snowshoeing, playing softball, and ice fishing with Quentin Bosley.

He is survived by three sons and their families, Kenneth and Lucy Bennett of Mattawan, Thomas and Mary Bennett of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and James and Virginia Bennett of Bothell, Washington, and grandchildren and their families, Tammy Bennett and Russ Denmark, Robert and Katie Bennett, Barbara and Sean Sisler, and Tim and Angela Tracey. He is also survived by a stepbrother, Earl Tucker of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a stepsister, Sylvia Porohowski of Vancouver.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; a brother, George Bennett; two sisters, Virginia Ross and Isabelle Sutton, and a stepbrother, Gordon Tucker.

Services will be Friday, August 4, at 3 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to time of the service.

Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Bruce Township.

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