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September 19, 2018

Bennett
Bennett
9/11/2018 7:30:00 AM
Bernard "Bernie" F. Bennett

Bernard "Bernie" F. Bennett, age 80, of Rhinelander, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 at Seasons of Life in Woodruff. Bernie was born in Rhinelander on Feb. 13, 1938, the son of George F. and Bernice (Winchell) Bennett. Bernie attended Rhinelander High School. He was employed as a truck driver, car salesman, and retired from Lindgren RF Enclosures. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, canning and traveling but most of all he loved music and was an accomplished guitarist playing and singing for the Ridge Runners. Bernie will be remembered for his BBQ ribs and his chili. He will be remembered for the love he had for his family. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Janet; two sons, Mark (Michelle) Bennett of Grafton and Eric (Sherri) Bennett of Rhinelander; daughter-in-law, Molly Bennett of Reno, Nevada; three stepchildren, Ginger (Don) VanElls of Sugar Camp, Freeman (Mary) Bennett Jr. of Rhinelander, Keith (Theresa) Bennett of Rhinelander; three grandchildren: Stephanie Bennett, Anna Gauthier, Kelly Gauthier; three stepgrandchildren, Mark and Mike VanElls, Trisha Bennett; and two step-great-grandchildren: Kyra and Zoey Kruth. Also surviving are one brother, Dean (Karen) Bennett, and a brother-in-law, Gene Osterberg. Bernie is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Bennett; sister, Janet Osterberg; one step-grandson Jacob Bennett and very special friends Jim and Julie Volk, of Wabeno. The visitation for Bernie was held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Hildebrand Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service. Dn. Dick Meier officiated. The Committal Service took place at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Seasons of Life, 8951 Woodruff Road, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568. The Bennett family would like to thank all of the staff at Seasons of Life for the care and compassion that was provided to Bernie.

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343.

You may light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at www.hildebrandrussfh.com.





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