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Keith M. Bennett

July 8, 1953 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 64)


         Keith M. Bennett, 64, of Palmer died Monday, November 27, 2017 at CHI Health-St. Francis in Grand Island.

          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul.  Reverend Greg Volzke will officiate.  Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul.

          Cremation will take place following the funeral service.

          Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

          Keith was born July 8, 1953 in Ord to Chester and Ruth (Warner) Bennett.  He attended schools in Scotia and Elba, graduating from Elba High School in 1972.

          After his schooling, he bought a dairy farm near Dannevirke which he operated for a few years and then he worked at Herm’s Butcher Shop in Scotia.  Keith worked on ranches in the Sandhills and western Nebraska.  He returned to Farwell and was employed at a hog confinement operation.

          Keith moved to a farm west of Elba where he raised sheep and livestock and worked for the Sack Brothers.

          He was united in marriage to Judy Burkhardt on September 2, 1999 in St. Paul.     

          The couple lived north of Palmer and Keith worked for Performance Plus in Palmer.  He did trucking for Farwell Trucking, Warner Construction and Smith Construction of Grand Island before continuing his employment for Dinsdale’s in Palmer.

          Keith retired because of health reasons.

          Spending time with his family was very important to Keith.

He enjoyed riding horses, gardening, planting flowers, going to sale barns and “road farming”.  He liked to go to coffee shops and play cards.

Keith was a member of the Lutheran Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Judy of Palmer; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Travis and Charice Bennett of Bee, NE, Jacob and Sylvia Bennett of Oconto, Dustin and Sara Bennett of Shelton, Austin Bennett and Nathan Bennett of Palmer; one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Troy Morris of Elba; twelve grandchildren; two brothers, Allen and Delores Bennett of Palmer and Dennis Bennett of Norfolk; and two sisters, Eleanor Piskorski of Ord and Norma and Tom Kozisek of Colorado Springs.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth.

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 Service Information

November 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home
411 "O" Street
St. Paul, NE 68873

Funeral Service
December 1, 2017

2:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church
1320 Baxter
St. Paul, NE 68873

Private Family Committal

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