Josephine B. Bennett

Nov. 14, 1916 - Jan. 29, 2010

Josephine B. Bennett of West Allis died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Froedtert Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Butternut, the daughter of Joseph and Crescenta (nee Woefl) Stangl.

In December 1937 she married Thomas Bennett, who preceded her in death in 1977.  She had been a bookkeeper for Buehlers Meat Market before becoming the manager for 27 years at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. In her younger days, she sang in the church choir at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and enjoyed participating in the Christian Mothers. She had been a member of the Oakdale Homemakers Club. She was always willing to help out at Vernon Presbyterian Church. She loved to bake, was an avid gardener and was active in all events her children participated in at Glengarry School.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Thomas (Charlene) Bennett of Alvin, Texas, Patricia Wehr of Waukesha, Robert (Margaret) Bennett of Waukesha, Mary Jo Young of Perrysburg, Ohio, Richard Bennett of West Allis and Barbara Schneider of West Allis. She is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Stangl of Chicago; daughter-in-law, Mary Bennett of Genesee; and other relatives and friends, including her cat, Lewie. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James Bennett, and her siblings, Florence Miller, Mary Engle, Karl and Joseph Stangl and Ann Stangl.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral Mass on Monday, Feb. 1, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the family or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 305 E. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186. 

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