Gerald Robert Bennett

December 2, 1934July 8, 2018

Gerald Bennett, 83, of Crystal Lake, passed away on July 8, 2018. Loving, patient, and sweetest father of Walter “Bill” (Deb), Robert Bennett, the late James Bennett and the late Cathy Hartman. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Jordan, Christopher, and Stefani Bennett. Best friend, traveling companion, and brother of Marjorie (Ted) Ahlgren. Gerald received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. He continued his education by receiving a MBA from Northwestern, while raising his children. He went on and spent his career as a cost accountant. After retirement he enjoyed exploring new parts of the world. Visitation at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, on July 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., where a Moment of Sharing will take place at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations, in his memory may be made to: Seva Foundation 1786 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA 94710 or visit:


  • Walter "Bill" (Deb) Bennett, Son
  • Robert Bennett, Son
  • James Bennett, Son
  • Cathy Hartman, Daughter
  • Marjorie (Ted) Ahlgren, Sister
  • Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Jordan, Christopher, and Stefani Bennett.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Moment of Sharing Thursday, July 12, 2018

Gerald Robert Bennett

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Doug Moore

July 12, 2018

Walter, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much your father meant to you. How he was a source of strength for you. I wish I wasn't in Europe when this happened to you. But Deb always has been your rock. Please accept my heart felt condolences. You have many friends.

Jennifer Paul

July 11, 2018

Gerald Bennett was a kind and loving person. Always happy to see you at his doorstep. A smart and well educated man. He loved his family very much.
There are no words to say how much he will truly be missed.

My condolences to all of your family.

With Much Love,
Jennifer Paul