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November 27, 2011

James Bennett

— James Bennett, age 68, of Mankato, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at North Mankato Mortuary - Northview (2060 Commerce Dr., North Mankato). Visitation will be held from 3- 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea.

James Walter Bennett was born February 26, 1943 in Albert Lea to Boyd J. Willis and Hazel (Ingamells) Bennett. He entered the United States Air Force at the age of 16. James married Barbara Schaefer in Sioux Falls, SD on July 25, 1980. He worked as Research and Development Manager for Katolight, was a professional musician for 18 years, and enjoyed inventing different things, holding multiple patents. James loved fishing, shooting pool, and woodworking.

James is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Shawn (Samantha) Bennett of McGregor, MN, Tim (Wendy) Bennett of Vernon Center, Rick Feist of Baltimore, MD; six grandchildren, Nick, Zack, Abby, Jessica, Sam, Joe; mother, Hazel; brother, Larry J (Twyla) Bennett; sister, Sandra (David) Raabolle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Boyd.

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