Roy E. Bennett Jr.

March 21, 1926 - Sept. 14, 2009

Roy E. Bennett Jr. of Waukesha, 83, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. He was born in Harrisburg, Ill., on March 21, 1926, to Roy E. and Lillian (nee Sullivan) Bennett Sr.

Mr. Bennett proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed as a toolmaker at Aero Sharp in Wales, retiring in 1977. He loved karaoke, music, dancing, singing and enjoyed his time at the Caring Place.

Survivors include his three loving children, Michael R. (Leanne) Bennett of the town of Genesee, Faith E. Raymer of Waukesha and Fredrick S. (Mary) Bennett of Waukesha; brother, David Bennett of Saginaw, Mich.; sister, Valerie (Dale) of Saginaw; and four wonderful grandchildren, Leah (Dwayne) Schears of Mukwonago, Christopher J.E. (Christel) Bennett of Milwaukee, Edward (Colleen) Michaelis of Wauwatosa and Monica (Jessie) Boyajian of Wauwatosa. He is further survived by six great-grandchildren, Brandon and Joshua Schears, Spencer, Sadie Jo and Eli Michaelis and Lillian Bennett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Bennett, who died Dec. 27, 1999; his brother, Robert; and two sisters, Laura and Donna.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday at the funeral home. Interment with full military honors will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.