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In Memory of

William S. Bennion

April 18, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Obituary


Bill would like you to know. upon fear of having his driving and roaming privileges revoked, he has opted to take that grand highway to heaven where he can endlessly enjoy cruising in his car, laughing, fishing and eating anything he wants and reuniting with his beloved baby sister.

Bill was 88 years old when he peacefully went home to his heavenly father on 9/5/17. He is preceded in death by his sister Shirley Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary, who we all know, spoiled him terribly! (thank-you...

Bill would like you to know. upon fear of having his driving and roaming privileges revoked, he has opted to take that grand highway to heaven where he can endlessly enjoy cruising in his car, laughing, fishing and eating anything he wants and reuniting with his beloved baby sister.

Bill was 88 years old when he peacefully went home to his heavenly father on 9/5/17. He is preceded in death by his sister Shirley Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary, who we all know, spoiled him terribly! (thank-you Mom); his beloved daughter, Linda Bacheler and her husband, Scott, and his children Tori, Christi, Jeff and Tim Bacheler; his beloved daughter, Sharon Griffin and her husband Jim and their children, Shannon Kiefhaber and her husband Andy; and of course, Kayla Griffin. He had one great grandson, Austin and has another great-grandson due to be born in December. He is also survived by his sister Doris Bush and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill is remembered by family and friends foremost as a loving family man, always encouraging all of us to do our best and showing his belief in us with his constant words of affirmation. He would do anything for his family and we will miss him terribly. He is also remembered for his 44 year career with Norfolk Southern Railway, which ended when he retired as a District Sales Manager at the age of 57. He moved to Stuart, FL in 1990. He was an avid "fisherman", spending as much time as he could at his second home in Big Pine Key, FL. He is remembered as a person who took great joy and pleasure in the simplest things and was always "on a mission" and had a great laugh that was infectious. Bill was also a proud veteran of the Korean War.

Please join us to celebrate his life on 9/16/17 at 1:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 1200 E. 10th Street, Stuart, FL. with Father Noel officiating. Directly thereafter, there will be a procession to Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 E. Kanner Hwy. Stuart, Fl. Finally, we would welcome you at an Open House at Mom's (Mary's House) house at 7 River Crest Ct., Stuart, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Bill's name to St. Joseph School Scholarship Fund, 1200 E. 10th Street, Stuart, Fl 34995 or charity of your choosing.