Gregory John Bennett
Gregory John Bennett, age 64, passed away at home with his loving son Ian and daughter-in-law Renee by his side. Greg was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in biology and chemistry. Greg spent his entire life in the Oconomowoc area enjoying the lakes, wildlife, birds, Kettle Moraine trails and the numerous golf courses. Greg was employed at Miller Brewery, where he worked as a quality control analyst for 30 years. Upon retirement, he volunteered at St. Joan of Arc Elementary School, where students fondly referred to him as “Mr. Greg.” In addition, Greg was a member of the church choir.
Greg was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pat; son Ryan; parents, Walter and Lois Bennett; and brother David.
He is survived by his son Ian (Renee); sisters Lynn and Jan (Jeff) Parkinson; brother Mark (Chris); brother-in-law Jack Vavra; sister-in-law Gail Bennett; and many nieces, nephews and faithful friends Rick and Mary Rice and Peggy Losiniecki. He is further survived by the Genetti family, whose home became Greg’s home away from home, where Doris referred to him as the “favorite son.”
A visitation service will be held on Friday, February 26, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Services on Saturday, February 27, will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah, WI 53058. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm, followed by Mass at 2:00 pm, with burial to follow at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Greg requested memorials to Wildlife in Need Center, W349-S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53058, or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
A special thanks to Dr. Gilberto Rodrigues and Deanna Placko and the staffs at Aurora Lombardi Cancer Center, Shorehaven Rehabilitation Center, AngelsGrace Hospice and ProHealth home hospice.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.