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James Henry Bennett Sr.

July 01, 1922 - May 11, 2017

James Henry Bennett, Sr., age 94, a resident of Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill, IL, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, May 11, 2017 surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 1, 1922 and lived his life in Illinois and Florida. James was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. James is survived by his children, Kathleen (David) Boers, Charlene (Frank Pawlak) Bennett, Doreen (Lawrence Rufenacht) Bennett, Colleen (Richard Colombik) Bennett, James (Sherri) Bennett, Jr., Janice (Dave) Winchell; his grandchildren, Leslie (Michael) Ferderigos, David (Brie Anna) Boers, Tara Boers, Danielle (Eric) Schultz, Jarid (Jessika) Bennett-Greswood, Timothy Bennett, Kayla Bennett, Allyson Bennett, Amanda (Brandon) Mohr and David Winchell; his twelve great-grandchildren;  his sister, Helen (the late Anthony) Jansma; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith (the late John)Mac Lelland and Kathleen (the late Andy) Hoekstra.

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All are invited to gather on Tuesday, May 16, at 9:45 AM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood, IL for the 10:00 AM committal services with military honors. A luncheon will follow at Syl’s, 829 Moen Ave., Rockdale, IL. For information please call 815/436-9221 .

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