|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1920|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2010|
Virgil R. Bennett died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Virgil was born June 20, 1920, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to Dora and Rollie Bennett. He was 90 years old. Virgil was an only child. His family lived in Nisland and Eagle Butte, S.D., before moving to Greenville, Iowa. He graduated from Greenville High in 1938. There he met Evelyn Nissen, also a Greenville High graduate, and they were married on Aug. 16, 1942.
Virgil served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. After he was discharged, he and Evelyn lived in Rapid City, S.D., where he was self-employed as a barber. In 1975, they moved to Prescott, and Virgil worked at Fred's Barber Shop in the Goodwin Street Plaza until retirement. He was a volunteer at Bob Stump Veterans' Administration Medical Center, a member of First Congregational Church, where he served on the Board of Deacons, and a lifetime member and Commander of V.F.W. Post #541. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn; daughters Sandra Bennett, Rebecca (Mitch Stewart) Bennett and Constance (Bill) Keeling, and grandson Patrick Keeling. A celebration of Virgil's life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley, Prescott. Private family burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery in South Dakota.
The family suggests contributions to the First Congregational Church of Prescott. You are invited to log onto www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Virgil's guestbook and share a memory with the family.
Information provided by survivors.
Evelyn Margaret Nissen Bennett (1924 - 2012)*
Black Hills National Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Bill Cromer
Originally Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55999015
Added: Aug. 8, 2010
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