James P. Bennett

July 3, 1959July 8, 2018

James “Jimmy” Bennett, 59, of Crystal Lake, passed away on July 8, 2018. He was the loving and dedicated son of the late Gerald and the late Carol. Beloved brother of Walter “Bill” (Deb), Robert Bennett and the late Cathy Hartman. Proud uncle of Nicholas, Jordan, Christopher, and Stefani Bennett. Dear nephew of Marjorie (Ted) Ahlgren. Jim was an athlete, fan, and teacher of multiple sports and he impacted many young athletes during his career. After retirement he dedicated his life to the care of his elderly father. Visitation at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, on July 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., where family and friends will join for a Moment of Sharing 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:


  • Gerald Bennett, Father
  • Carol (Mother), Other
  • Walter "Bill" (Deb) Bennett, Brother
  • Robert Bennett, Brother
  • Cathy Hartman, Sister
  • Marjorie (Ted) Ahlgren, Aunt
  • Proud uncle of Nicholas, Jordan, Christopher, and Stefani Bennett.


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

James P. Bennett

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D. F.

August 11, 2018

My deepest and heartfelt compassion for all the pain you are experiencing. Words at this time may not be sufficient, so I give my warm and tender consolation.

George Lewerenz

July 11, 2018

30+ years officiating various sports at CLPD, most of which with Jimmie as the supervisor. He always had our backs. Rest In Peace my friend.

Jennifer Paul

July 11, 2018

Jim was my friend for 42 years. That will never be enough time. Jim was always fun and outgoing. He was always there to comfort you in bad times and with you to celebrate the good times. He was a friend, a confident, a mentor to the young, and would give you the shirt off his back. We all had so much fun in our neighborhood with Jim. Playing baseball, football and flash light tag. Jim was a dedicated and hard worker. During his high school summers he would go to the Ozarks in Missouri to help his grand parents with their business. As you may have noticed through posts on facebook his love of Civil War sites.
Jim and his two friends traveled all over the United States to Civil War sites and memorials. He lived life to the fullest. In the past 5 years Jim was a caregiver to his father who had Alzheimer's. Never leaving his side. He loved his dad and family very much. I can never find all the words to tell you what a great person Jim was. I will just tell you I loved him very much and could never ask for a better friend. Rest In Peace my friend.

I will always love you and miss you,
Love, Jennifer Paul

Debra Peacock-Shook

July 11, 2018

Sometimes the greatest comfort Is to be wrapped securely in our memories.
We just talked two weeks ago, our friendship on the softball field
at Mickey Sund Complex or CABA World Series Games or
Our on going Bears/ Packers Rivalry. Packer Fans 12 Man.
Missing you Today Tomorrow and Always
Deb Peacock Shook

Peter Church

July 11, 2018

From my days as a little snot chasing after Jimmy and my brother on Hickory Drive through our recent jabs on Facebook about the Bears/Packers, Jimmy has always been a great friend to our family and a person to whom I have always admired. Find peace old friend...

Greg Marsh

July 10, 2018

I've known Jimmie since Marian HS days. Kindest, gentlest man ever. Heck of an athlete, and great person. Willing to help anyone at a moment's notice. I shall miss you terribly. Love 'Ya Bud.