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Elroy Marion Bennett

June 13, 1947 December 10, 2020
Elroy Marion  Bennett
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Obituary for Elroy Marion Bennett

Elroy Marion Bennett, age 73, of Worthington, MN passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
He was born on June 13, 1947, in Slayton, MN, the son of J.C. and Dora (Lentz) Bennett. Elroy married Sharon (Saxton) on June 26, 1965, in Slayton.
Elroy graduated from Slayton High School in 1965. He was a three sport athlete in school and a Golden Glove Boxing Champion through Slayton and Worthington. He later helped coach Golden Glove boxing out of Adrian, MN. They moved to Worthington in 1970 where Elroy worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 22 years before a crane accident left him disabled. He was a member of the Elks where he received a Commendation Award for outstanding service.
He enjoyed going to his family and grandchildren’s activities. He thoroughly enjoyed going to all his weekly races with the Gronewold’s and Luinenburg’s as well as his yearly trips to the Knoxville, IA races.
Elroy is survived by his wife, Sharon and their three children, Brenda (Mark Metcalf) Barnhill of Winterhaven, FL, Shelley (Bryan) Clark of Worthington, and Michael (Heather) Bennett of Adrian, MN; grandchildren, Zachary, Tyler (Alonna), Jordyn, and Michaela Barnhill, Preston and Carson Leopold, Noah Clark, and Andrew and Lincoln Bennett. He is also survived by two sisters, Darlene Engler of Starbuck, MN and Elvera (Larry) O’Neil of Sedalia, MO; one brother, Gary (Sue) Bennett of Wyoming, MN; sisters-in-law, Marian Lentz and Charletta Bennett, and brother-in-law, Joe Peterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Dora Bennett; siblings, Joseph (Bud) Lentz, Lloyd Bennett, Lola Peterson, and brother-in-law, Dwaine Engler.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Slayton, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Graveside will be live streamed on Benson Funeral Home Facebook page.

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4:00 PM 12/18/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/18/2020 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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