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John Edward

Bennett, John “JB”

Passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, November 19th. He was 56 years old.

John is survived by his loving wife Patty (Howard) of 34 years.

He loved his family and was a very proud father of Brandon (Tina Adams), Austin (Riley Mayer), Bailey, and Lucas.

He was the beloved brother of Gayle Bennett, Larry (Sherri) Townsend, Ida Sprague, Peggy (Scott) Conderman, Nancy (Dana) Carr, Kathleen (Gary) Gentry, and Jim Bennett. Brother-in-law of Michael (Barb Pauley), the late Steve (Peggy) Howard and Kevin (Sandy McGee) Howard.
John will be sadly missed by his best friend Randy (Penny) Moore and family. Also, Sharon (Jim) Koch and family, Lori (Steve) Geiss and family, and Jessi (Tim) Wittig. He is lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held at the FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, December 3rd from 12pm to 3pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3pm.

John was the “entire I.T. department” at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. He loved working there and often stated it was the best job in the world. He also looked forward to his annual fishing trip to Aspen Resort in Orr, Minnesota with his children and Randy. John was known for the amazing bonfires he’d make with Boy Scouts Troop 310 and will be remembered as “Rocket Man” by the Yorkville 4-H Club. He also enjoyed long distance bike riding, bread baking, Nascar and the Chicago Bears.

Special thanks to Dr. Qamar and her staff, Aurora At Home Hospice, especially Brianna and Manny.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the children’s education fund is appreciated.

Past Comments


John will be forever remembered as the Boy Scout leader for the boys; my son Ricky and Brandon enjoyed those cool mornings together! And my husband and I loved his special coffee blends! We will miss you John, please look for Kurt and give him my love on the other side! I give my hugs to the Bennett family!

Aimee Allen

I met JB through his BFFand my uncle Randy Moore and Patty’s BFF my aunt Penny. He was and always will be a huge part of my family member’s lives, especially his Goddaughter Miranda. I will always have a special place in my heart for him. All of my love always to your family. I love you all and I will be there with you in spirit to celebrate his life. God bless you and much love! Aimee Allen

Yvonne Chapman

John and I had many go-rounds. Actually it was more of a PC vs. Mac thing. We could have done commercials! We had pretty much settled our differences by the time I retired. I say “pretty much” because there were still differences but we settled them with grace and mutual respect.
And John even started to play with the Mac, and ask me questions!
My heart goes out to his family, and his “Jewish Family”, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Yvonne Chapman

Lisa B.

I met John when I worked at the MJF in 2012. When I left MJF, we stayed connected and John was always there for me as a father figure if I needed anything. From helping with rent, helping with groceries, or fixing my laptop, he never failed to help me if he could. Watching him fight and stay strong through the years and still keep that silly personality of his will always be something I remember. I am happy to hear he is no longer suffering, but send my condolences to his family. He will be missed.

carolyn e. dryden

We will miss your laugh and enthusiasm at our family reunions. I can still look back and see you when mom and I went to Dubuque for your wedding. May God Bless you on this next journey. The best of all. Thoughts and prayers to Patty and family, Carolyn (Eatmon) & Les Dryden..

Berti Buelow

Patty & family, our deepest sympathy for all of you. He fought the fight better then anyone I know. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Berti & Tom Buelow

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