Lawrence "Larry" L. Bennett, Jr.

February 13, 1938 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 83)


Lawrence (Larry) L. Bennett Jr., 83, met his Heavenly Father on Wednesday 1/05/22.  Larry was born on February 13, 1938 in Eau Claire to Lawrence and Margaret (Fuller) Bennett.  He attended school in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial Senior High in 1955.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and his master’s degree from UW-Stout.  On October 7, 1959 he married Barbara A Russell in Eau Claire. 

Larry taught English and Social Studies and was a guidance counselor for the Eau Claire School District for over 30 years.  He also was a Master Hunter Safety Instructor for many years.  Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird-watching, especially participating in local bird counts. 

He is survived by one daughter, Karen (Paul Haugland), a brother-in-law Clare Russell, a sister-in-law Joyce Russell, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend Penny Miller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Mark, his parents Lawrence and Margaret Bennett, and his sister Maryann Jain.

Memorials can be given to Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. 

Funeral service for Larry will take place at 11 am on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Rod Larson officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church on Thursday January 20, 2022 from 4-7 pm and again on Friday morning from 10 am until the time of service.  Committal service will take place at 1:30 pm that afternoon in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.  

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.  

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January 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethesda Lutheran Church
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

January 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethesda Lutheran Church (Hamilton Avenue)
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Funeral Service
January 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethesda Lutheran Church

January 21, 2022

1:30 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery
822 Emery St
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Flowers should be delivered to the church on Thursday Jan 20, 2022 by noon. Thank you
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