OBITUARY

Allen Gifford Bennett

July 21, 1933November 17, 2021

Allen Gifford Bennett, age 88 of Holland, passed away November 17, 2021 at Zeeland Hospital, Zeeland, MI. He was born July 21, 1933 to Harry and Carrie (Lawton) Bennett.

Al was a food broker for many years in the Grand Rapids area. On December 6, 1958, he married Sandy L. Strickfaden. Together Al and Sandy enjoyed traveling and ballroom dancing. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran in Dorr, MI.

Allen is survived by his sons Mark (Wendy) Bennett, Chris (Stacey) Bennett; grandchildren Marcia Fletcher, Jennifer Reed, Erica (Wade) Belanger, Chelsea (Jacob) Hammer, Tabitha (Andrew) Hellenthal, Julia Bennett, Camryn Bennett; great-grandchildren Joey Reed, Colt Belanger, Hayden Belanger, Bennett Hammer, Berkley Hellenthal, and Kai Hellenthal. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Carrie Bennett; wife, Sandy L. Bennett; daughter, Lisa Bennett; brother, Orlie Bennett; sister, Marcia Lessein; and great-grandson, Maverick Hellenthal.

Visitation and services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4125 18th Street, Dorr, MI. Visitation will take place 10-11 a.m. Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastors David Rockhoff and Stephen Otto officiating. There will be a light luncheon to follow. Committal service and military honors will be held 1:30 p.m. at Burnips Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Circle of Friends at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be given at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Circle of Friends at St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Mark Bennett

November 21, 2021

Darren and Debbie- nephew and niece

Mark Bennett

November 20, 2021

Pheasant hunt

Mark Bennett

November 20, 2021

Dad and mom

Chris Bennett

November 19, 2021

Chris Bennett

November 19, 2021

Chris Bennett

November 19, 2021

Kath Stieber

November 19, 2021

You are already missed. You and Sandy have been a part of our family since Stacey and Chris met and married, so many years ago; your family becoming ours, and ours yours, us sharing gatherings as late as July of this year. Today, (having witnessed your staunch unwavering faith in our Lord Jesus), I celebrate your homegoing, your joyous reunion with Sandy and all those who have gone before. Someday, we will see you again. <3

Diane Geelhoed

November 18, 2021

Al, you will be greatly missed at our monthly book discussions but I am so happy knowing you are with your beloved Sandy.
I was very blessed knowing the two of you. What a wonderful couple you were. I just can’t be sad because you are once again together. What a celebration the two of you must be having in a heavenly ballroom.
Rest In Peace, my friend♥️ Love you.

Erica Belanger

November 18, 2021

I am so proud to be the granddaughter of such a great and loving man. I know you are finally at peace with grandma and I love you.

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