Attorney Frank H. Bennett, 91, of Fremont, OH passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Green Springs, OH. He was born on March 28, 1924 in Toledo, OH, the son of Douglas and Elizabeth (Harrison) Bennett.
Frank served in the Merchant Marines from 1942 until 1944 when he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy during WWII from 1944 until 1946 and was awarded the American Area Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Ribbon.
Frank married his first wife, Jean Carolyn Grothjan on February 3, 1951 and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1971. He then married Ruth Kohlenberg on October 1, 2003 in Clyde, OH and she survives.
Frank lived in Clyde, OH for sixty years where he practiced Law. He was a member of Triumph Foundation Church and the Sandusky County Bar Association. Frank served as a County Court Judge and served on the Clyde Board of Education.
Frank is survived by his wife of twelve years, Ruth Bennett, Fremont, OH; children, Frank (Joanne) Bennett and Beth (Doug) Lee both of Green Springs, OH; Michael Bennett, Fremont, OH and Mark (Missy) Bennett, Jasper, GA; step children, Dawn Burkett, Gahanna, OH, Dana (Kim) Ritter, Circleville, OH, Doreen (Steve) Brown, Jefferson, OH and Dave (Marsha) Ritter, Troy, OH; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean Carolyn Bennett.
Public Visitation: Monday, March 14, 2016, from 10:00 am until Noon at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N. Broadway St., Green Springs, OH.
Private Services will be held for the family.
Private Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clyde, OH.
Memorials can be made to Heartbeat of Fremont, 1243 Napoleon St, Fremont, OH 43420.
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Dear Bennett Family… my dear cousins and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. What a long life he was blessed with. I know he will be missed greatly and I pray your peace comes soon. Much love to you all. Jean Carolyn (Miller) EBMEYER
To all of my Bennett cousins,
I am sad to hear the news of Uncle Ben’s death. Although it’s been many years since I’ve seen him, I have very fond memories of spending time with all of you in Green Springs – I remember him as being very funny and quite the jokester! My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
Carolyn Lauer Petrie and family
I will always have fond memories of working for Frank. God bless. Visited with him at Green Springs a couple of times the past year or so. My sympathy is with the family.
My Bennett cousins,
My deepest condolences on losing your dad and my uncle Frank. I did not know him well due to distance but I do have very fond memories from my visit to you all in about 1967. I remember him as a fun loving person, a jokester who loved photography, people and the joy of living in Clyde. I shared with my sibs after we got a very nice message from Bob Lauer recently that I still remember him betting me $5 that I could not back his GTO out the driveway without stalling the car – well I did win that one. I also remember stories about his dog who liked to take naps in the road and ignore the cars. I never really knew how much was true and how much was embellishment but your dad was a lovely person and I know he will be missed by everyone he had any contact with. All my love to you and I would love to somehow keep in better touch. Greg Miller
Ronald R. Smith
Dear Ruth and Bennett family, While checking my email on the way to Flor. I learned Frank has passed. Please accept my sympathy. I learned real quick in my law career not underestimate Frank in Court. In his own way he was a great teacher for any new lawyer. He will be missed.
Betty Heschel, Carrie legg
Wishing you peace, courage and strength as you face one day at a time. I know your father will be missed. May God’s love give you the strength during your time of sorrow. My prayers are with you and your family. I’m here for you, youare not alone.
Dear Frank, Beth, Michael and Mark,
I was so sorry to hear that your father had passed away and wanted you to know that my prayers are with you in the days and weeks to come. Your grandmother (Bessie) and my mother (Evelyne) were sisters. Living in Canada, we didn’t see much of you but I always had fond memories of your dad. May God comfort you at this sad time.
With love from your cousin, Mary (McClurkin) Hogan
So sorry to hear of Frank’s Death. It was great to have a cousin like Frank. I thought
the world of him.
My Mother and Frank’s Mother were sisters.
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