|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1933|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2008|
Donald Eugene Bennett, 74, of Oglesby died at 10:16 a.m. Feb. 15, 2008 at
Proctor Hospital, Peoria.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru. Pastor Betty
Delgado of Trinity United Church of Christ, La Salle will officiate. Burial will
be at Peru City Cemetery with Military honors by the La Salle-Oglesby Veterans
Memorial Group. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born June 10, 1933, in Mineral to Ferdinand and Frieda (Bickers) Bennett.
He married Juanita Monroe in 1957. She died on March 16, 1988. He then married
Lois Entwistle in 1996. She died on March 12, 2004.
He worked for Coca-Cola Bottling in Peru and Kewanee for 44 years. He served in
the Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the La Salle-Peru Elks, Princeton Elks, Oglesby American
Legion, La Salle VFW, Peru Eagles, Spring Valley Sportsman's Club and Bureau
County Basketball Hall of Fame.
He is survived by five daughters, Carol Schmidt of Oglesby, Linda Karczewski of
Peru, Donna (Terry) Burrell of Spring Valley, Nancy Bennett of Oglesby, and
Kimberly (Bob) Becker of Princeton; two sons, Davis (Lorrie) Bennett of Spring
Valley and Curtis (Linda) of Oglesby; 11 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Marilyn) Bennett of Emerson (sic,
Everson), Wash.; one sister Annette (Larry) Townsend of Lafayette, Ill.; and
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents and both spouses.
A. Ferd Bennett (1905 - 1964)
Peru City Cemetery
Created by: Georgia Smith
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60049902