Silas Truman Bement

9 September, 193316 November, 2020

Silas Truman Bement, age 87, went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2020. He was born in Leroy Township on September 9, 1933 to Lewis and Marcia (Farnsworth) Bement.

Silas remained a lifelong resident of Webberville. He graduated from high school in 1951. Si joined the United States Army and served from 1956-1958. After the Army, he worked in the Printing and Mailing division for the Michigan State Police until he retired in 1988.

Si was known and adored by many in the community. He was a proud member of the Webberville United Methodist Church and volunteered at the local elementary school. Silas loved gospel music and barbershop singing. He was a member of the Capitol City Chordsmen for many years. Silas enjoyed sports, particularly baseball. He attended many Tigers and Lugnuts games over the decades. Si was also a huge MSU fan. The MSU women's basketball team/staff knew him by name. He regularly attended the Williamston Senior Center and enjoyed going to the movies. Silas cherished spending time with his family, especially his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Ann (Gilson) Bement, Daughter Teresa (John) Field, Sister Helen (Robert) Bigelow, Brother Robert (Joan) Bement, Grandchildren Erica (Todd) Monroe, Jessica (Frank) Herren, Nathan Heximer, Great Grandchildren Hunter, Dylon, Wyatt, Harper, Hayden and Hadley.

Also, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held in Spring 2021.

Arrangements made by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Kenneth Ross

December 4, 2020

Si was one of the great people on earth. We looked forward to seeing him at Webberville reunions and on other occasions in town. Our condolences to the family. Ken and Geri Ross

Rich Davis

November 28, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Si’s passing. He was a dedicated & loyal employee of the Michigan State Police. Always professional in his daily contact with other employees. My thoughts, prayers & condolences are with his wife Ann & family. Sincerely, Rich Davis, Ret. MSP

Rich and Roberta Hamlin

November 21, 2020

Rich and I were very saddened to hear of Si’s passing. He was such a kind man. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Janeane Jackson

November 21, 2020

Si was part of the Monday evening group at M43 Pizza. I have known him most of my life and my condolences to his family. He was a gem.

Tom and Karen Wooldridge

November 21, 2020

Such a giving man. Such an important man. Such a good man. We give thanks to God for allowing us to share this man's life.

Paula Damkoehler

November 21, 2020

Si was one of the first people that Pastor Paul and I met when we came to Webberville UMC. He was such a delight. Always loved going to see him when he performed in the Barbershop Music program. He loved the Lord and his family. He will be truly missed but Jesus has him now and he is singing his heart out!!!!

Barb Dillingham

November 20, 2020

Si and Ann were great neighbors! He will definitely be missed by the community!

Chris Schrader

November 20, 2020

I met Si at Webberville United Methodist Church, my son and I started attending services there and got to know Si pretty well. He was always one of the first ones to shake our hands before the service and was always very welcoming, as well as being at the door to shake hands after service was over. Si will definitely be missed by the Schrader Family..

Ron and Dawn Harris

November 19, 2020

We are heartbroken at the news of Si's passing. We got to know Si at the Williamston Area Senior Center. Si did so many things to make the center a special place for the Williamston Seniors to attend, from calling out bingo, bringing in a list of jokes to entertain his friends before lunch was served, leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and of course his very thoughtful prayers before eating. He really was our rock at the center. We will miss him always and we are keeping his family in our hearts and prayers!

John & Margaret Kennedy

November 19, 2020

Wonderful memories of Sil when we were in Euchre club years ago when we lived in Webberville. Rest in peace dear friend.