Richard Marvin Bennett, 77, of Dover, MN passed away at home on Friday,
January 25, 2019.
Richard was born on June 4, 1941 to Gilbert and Vivian (Davidson) Bennett
in Rochester, MN, where he grew up. Richard graduated from John Marshall
High School on June 5, 1959. Richard then entered the Marines. He
returned home to farm with his brother Roger. He was a firefighter for the
Rochester Fire Department Station One from June 1971 until July 1997, and
he retired as Captain. On December 26, 1975, Richard married Anna
(Walters) Papenfus at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview, MN where
they attended service every Sunday. Richard and Anna made their home
and farmed in Dover.
Richard enjoyed morning coffee and cards with his friends, riding his ATV
checking on his beef cows, reading the Post Bulletin, and most of all joking
around with his grandson Mike.
Richard will be sadly missed by his family Gary (Sue) Papenfus of Nelson, WI
and his six children Jennifer (Gary) McDonough, Kevin (Jodein) Papenfus,
Kenny (Kim) Papenfus, Terry (Holly) Papenfus, Tammy (Dan) Hager, and Jodi
(Keith) Eick; Ronnie (Marilyn) Papenfus of Dodge Center and their three
children Cheryl (David) DeWitt, Kim (Jason) Simons and Mike (Missy)
Papenfus with their son Monty of Zumbo Falls, MN; 30 great-grandchildren ,
12 great-great grandchildren, and neighbors Ron and Jean Mulholand.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife Anna on March 19, 2011, his
parents, his siblings Roger, David, and Salley Needham, and daughter-in-law
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at
Immanual Lutheran Church in Plainview, MN with Pastor Phil Augustine
officiating. Burial will be at Little Valley Cemetery with military graveside rites
conducted by the Plainview American Legion. Visitation will be at Schad &
Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, MN on Friday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorials are
preferred to Immanual Lutheran Church or Little Valley Cemetery. Schad &
Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-2003.