Date of Death: February 5, 2024
Cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held at 3 Rivers Eagles 2303 (M-60 & E. Hoffman St., Three Rivers) on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
James F. Bennitt, 75, of Three Rivers, went to be with his Lord Monday, February 5, 2024.
He was born August 1, 1948 to Edgar and Helene Bennitt in Muskegon, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Helene Bennitt, and his sister, Jane Hall. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary; brother Blair (Peggy) Bennitt of Clark Lake; his three children, Amy Bennitt of Sturgis, Barbara (Daniel) Nees of Owosso, MI, and Steven (Katie) Bennitt of Townsend, MA; four grandchildren, Phoenix and Alexander James, Evelyn and Darcie; and several nieces and nephews.
He served in Vietnam with a preventive medicine unit and was a 30-plus year member of 3 Rivers Eagles 2303. He worked for General Telephone/Verizon for 30 years and was known for his exceptional work ethic.
He was a kind and caring husband and an amazing father and role model. Jim had a snarky wit that he passed along to his loved ones, who learned valuable lessons such as doing things you hate builds character, anything free is worth saving up for, TV should be watched the way God intended it to be … free!, and the key to a happy marriage is worship the ground she walks on.
He fought his battle with cancer with grace and courage. We will miss him greatly and carry his love in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers we suggest St. Joe County Area 18 Special Olympics. Envelopes will be available at the Eagles and at Hohner Funeral Home.
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