Glenn L. Bennett, 84

Glenn Bennett, 84, of Lowry, died Oct. 9, 2011, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Monday, Oct. 17, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, rural Lowry, with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Interment was in the St. John Nepomuk Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Casket bearers for the service were Tyler Wilson, Nate Wilson, Dexter Wilson, Gage Sachs, Tim Sachs and Mike Lee. Ann Zavadil was the organist for the service and military honors were provided by the Lowry American Legion Post #253.

Glenn L. Bennett, the son of Chester H. Bennett and Bertha (Kleven) Bennett, was born on May 12, 1927, and grew up on the family farm near Lowry. He graduated from West Central School of Agriculture in Morris and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

He married Elaine Brosh on Oct. 24, 1955, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and they made their life together on the family farm near Lowry where they raised five children. He milked Holstein cows until 1975 and farmed until just a few years ago.

Glenn was active with the American Legion and Pope County DFL. He served as a director for the Runestone Electric Association for several years. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling in his motor home and keeping up with local history and politics. Glenn will be remembered for being active in his community, his love for his land and his passion for writing letters to the editors of the local

and metro newspapers.

He is survived by his son, William Bennett of Bloomington; daughters, Cyndi (Mike) Lee of Rochester, Dee Wilson of Circle Pines, Brenda Bennett of Blaine and Heidi (Tim) Sachs of Avon; and nine grandchildren, Melissa (Aaron) Lund and Heather Lee, Tyler, Dexter and Nate Wilson, Claire Hoge, Hayley, Gage and Madison Sachs. Glenn is also survived by his sisters, Beverly

(John) Braaten of Alexandria, Joyce Harvey of Glenwood and Sharon (David) Wenner of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elaine in 1996; his sisters, Lavina Mortenson and Marjorie Jensen; and his brother, Chester (Bud) Bennett. To send condolences to the family, visit the funeral home website at

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