Gail D. Bennett

September 15, 1935 - October 21, 2017
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Belvidere, IL

Gail D. Bennett, Jr., loving father, grandfather, artist, craftsman, active community leader, passed away, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 15, 1935 in Belvidere, IL, son of Gail D. and Mary Bennett, Sr. Gail married the love of his life, Ann Smith on April 12, 1958 in Belvidere. Gail by trade was an engineer, and served his community as the Flora Township Supervisor since 1989. Gail was a member of the Masonic Lodge Belvidere #60, served on the Community Building Committee, Historical Society, and Hometown Christmas Committee.  He made his spiritual home at First United Methodist Church.

Gail is survived by his  son Kirk, his wife Julie, and their sons Sean and Ian, daughter Brenda Bonnen and her daughters Amanda and Michelle, son Kevin, his wife Shelly, their daughters Jessica, Stacy, Stephanie and son Kyle, 7 great-grandchildren, sister Sharon Dittbenner and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Ann.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Monty Fox officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.


Service Information

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

First United Methodist Church

Address:

610 Bonus Avenue, Belvidere, IL, 61065

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A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Monty Fox officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Belvidere Cemetery

Address:

1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.


 

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Born: September 15, 1935
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Senator Dave Syverson posted on 10/27/17

To the family, Thank you for sharing Gail with us all these years. He spent countless hours volunteering and supporting Republicans over the years. I was honored to have his support and friendship. He will be missed but his legacy will live on with you and your children. With sympathy and appreciation Senator Dave Syverson

 

Vicki Wenger posted on 10/25/17

To The family: So very sorry for your loss. Your dad was an awesome guy. Had alot of good memories when Brenda and I were doing stuff together during High school. Prayers for you all. Vicki Odegard Wenger

 

Jerry Whalen posted on 10/25/17

I have known Gail since our grade school days, he was a great friend,

 

Linda Kenkel posted on 10/25/17

RIP Gail. Say hi to Bob from me. You are reunited with the love of your life. ❤

 

Cindy (Pierce) Hyatt posted on 10/24/17

Dear Kurt, Brenda & Kevin, My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you at this most difficult time.

 

Donna Parsons posted on 10/24/17

You are still in my heart. I grieve silently for your passing. Knowing you and Ann was the best part of my youth. You were such a great surrogate father to me as Ann was “Mom”. I pray you Rest In Peace and someday I will see you both again. The other daughter, Donna

 

Julie Taylor posted on 10/24/17

You are all in my thoughts! This breaks my heart! He was truly one of the best men I have ever known! Love you all! Rip grandpa!

 

Vivian posted on 10/24/17

You will be missed Benny. You were the best boss I have ever worked for. Kevin , Kirk and Brenda may God give you peace and comfort during this time.

 

Terri Glass posted on 10/24/17

I am heartbroken by your loss. He truly had a heart of gold.

 

Kim Rosenberger posted on 10/24/17

Uncle Benny was alway so kind to Audrey & I. I enjoyed every conversation I got to sit and have with him. My condolences to his sister Sharon and his children Kirk, Brenda and Kevin and their families. Heaven got another incredible angel.

 

Sandra Coonrod posted on 10/24/17

My deepest sympathies. Uncle Benny will be missed! Love, Sandra

 

George Crawford posted on 10/24/17

My condolences go out to the Bennett family Gail was a great man. GEORGE CRAWFORD 4TH WARD ALDERMAN BELVIDERE.

 

Jack and Kathy Smith posted on 10/23/17

Uncle Bennie was very special to us and our prayers are with you Kirk, Kevin, Brenda and families. We have many wonderful memories that we treasure forever. Love Jack and Kathy Smith

 

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