Dennis D. Bennett, 76 of Elba, died on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Cotesfield Cemetery. Pastor Jim Garfield will be officiating. CDC guidelines will be followed. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Dennis was born on January 13, 1944 in North Loup, Nebraska to Chester M. & Ruth M. (Warner) Bennett.
He grew up in Howard, Sherman & Valley Counties, graduating from North Loup-Scotia High School in 1962. Dennis entered the U.S. Army in 1963 and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1967 and finished his inactive reserve commitment in 1969. He returned to the Hall and Merrick county area, where he worked at the Ordinance plant until 1969, then the Postal Service, which he took an early retirement from in the early ‘90’s. After retirement he ranched in Custer and Howard counties then began working off the ranch at Monfort Meat Packing in Grand Island as a penman, upon moving to Norfolk, he began working at Great Dane in Wayne and then at Casey’s in Norfolk before retiring.
He married Dianne Ribeiro on March 1, 1968 in South Dakota. The couple had 3 children, Wendy, Levi, & Amanda. The couple divorced in 1989. Dennis married Arjean Borgmeyer on November 13, 1999 and later divorced in March 2005. Dennis enjoyed cattle auctions, ranching, western movies and collecting miniature cattle sculptures.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son and daughter-in-law, Levi & Christina Bennett of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Wendy & Paul Dzingle of Elba and Amanda Bennett of St. Paul; stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Todd & Sheila Borgmeyer of Norfolk; stepdaughter, Ann Borgmeyer of Norfolk; brother and sister-in-law, Al & Delores Bennett of Palmer; sisters, Eleanor Piskorski of Ord and Norma Kosisek of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren, Cy Bennett, Jaden Dzingle, Justice Bennett, Amber Dzingle and Deven Hansen; two great-grandchildren, Tito & Niko Bennett.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth Bennett and Keith Bennett; and brother-in-law, Tom Kosisek.
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