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“I am sorry I am not in Michigan long enough to look-up various friends. I will miss you! ”
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Bennett Family - January 2018
3 of 16 | Posted by: Allison Roelofs

“Thank you to all who have posted such kind messages in memory of my dad. He was an extremely kind person, calm and collected, and often the voice of...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Allison Roelofs - Royal Oak, MI

“Anitra and family,I am so sorry for ur loss...sending u hugs and praying for comfort ♥ ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Melissa Langman Case - MI

“Well, Bob, I remember the first time I met you and Lynn. A golf outing! You worked with my ex... Hal at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. From there...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Linley Bordine-Houseman - MI

“Someone special ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Myrna Coward - Battle Creek, MI

“Lynne, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man.The Bennett family is in my thoughts and prayers.Kevin Crawford. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“I posted this photo of us on my cubicle wall to remind me of all the good people in this world. Bob was one of the funniest and kindest men I know....Read More »
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“Harold and I remember lots of good times with Bob and Lynn while our kids entertained themselves close by. New Years Eve was especially fun when...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Laurel Macon - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to the family. I worked with Bob at the City of Battle Creek. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Vasanta Thompson - Battle Creek, MI

“Lynne, I was so sorry to read of your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Janie (Underwood) Strong - FL

“So sad to learn of Bob's passing. We worked together at the City for a long time. Bob was a funny guy, and while we had our differences (I was...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Russell Claggett - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Lynne and Family: My heart felt condolence to all as Bob will be missed by us his Golfing friends. The pleasure was ours to play golf with both of...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Roebuck Roebuck - MI

“Lynn, girls and their families; So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. So, so many memories to look back on. Growing up together as neighbors 60...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Mona Stanley - Battle Creek, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Bennett family. Aunt Lynne and Uncle Bob were always great hosts to me and I have a ton of fond memories...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ryan Bennett Bennett - Hightstown, NJ


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Robert J. "Bob" Bennett, 72, of Battle Creek, MI, ended his journey March 7, 2018, after a long term illness.

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, M. Lynne (Anderson) Bennett; daughters Anitra (Daniel) Townsend of Wisconsin Dells, WI and Allison (Kurt) Roelofs of Royal Oak, MI; loving grandchildren Vivienne and Owen Bruce Townsend and Kalli, Kolbie and Klara Roelofs; siblings Barbara (Bob) Drake of Charlottesville, VA, David (Hellen) Bennett of Ann Arbor, MI, Colleen Drake of Charlottesville, VA, Gail (John) Ostrowski of Battle Creek, MI, and Jim (Deb Martens-Bennett) Bennett of Mason, MI; in-laws Ron and Sherry Anderson of Battle Creek, MI; and his many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dorris (Fish) Bennett of Bellevue, MI and Clair Bennett of Ocala, FL; in-laws Robert and Ethelyn "Evie" Anderson of Port Charlotte, FL; and grandchildren Huckleberry Wakeham and Kacie Jill Roelofs.

Bob was a proud husband and father, kind and gentle and possessed a dry humor and wit, loving to make his family laugh. He attended Bellevue Schools, University of Michigan, Olivet College and Central Michigan University, earning his MBA. He was an employee of the City of Battle Creek, SEIU Union local president and refereed volleyball and basketball throughout the city. Bob played Valley Pool and his passion for golf with his wife and friends in leagues and tournaments, earned him a Hole-in-One. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #299, serving as secretary. Bob enjoyed boating, spending many summers in Lake City, MI on Lake Missaukee, watching James Bond movies and getting dressed "to the nines" for steakhouse dinners.

On March 4, a united family celebrated with Bob the good old times had by all. Honoring Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held on Agate Beach, Lake Superior. The family wishes to thank Reverence Home Hospice for guidance in making Bob comfortable throughout his journey.

Personal tributes or messages for Bob's family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.

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