Marilyn R. Bennett, 82, of Benton, Wisc. went to be with the Lord Friday, October 24, 2014, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, Wisc. She was born August 10, 1932 in New Diggings, Wisc. the daughter of Fred G. and Rachel (Van Gorden) Pyzer. Marilyn graduated from New Diggings High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Alvin L. “Buck” Bennett on May 12, 1951 at New Diggings Primitive Methodist Church. Marilyn lived in New Diggings until 1972, when they moved to Benton, Wisc. She was a self employed wallpaper hanger. Marilyn also worked at Kahle’s Furniture in Dubuque, IA and Donohoo’s Furniture in Cuba City.
Marilyn is survived by her husband: Alvin “Buck” at home; five children: Lynnett (Doug) Ratchford of Brenham, TX, Cindy (Jim) Holtzclaw of Rock Hill, SC, Kent Bennett of Benton, Clark (Audery) Bennett of Shullsburg, Wisc., and Lisa Bennett of Hazel Green, Wisc.; 15 grandchildren: Brice (Janet) Cherry of Hewitt, TX, Denbigh (Stephanie) Cherry of Fentress, TX, Rachel Van Gorden of Washington, DC, Robbie (Allison) Burgess of Williamston, SC, Tony Holtzclaw of Greer, SC, Cory (Jessica) Holtzclaw of Greenville, SC, Jody (Pete) Beltran of Davenport, IA, Chris Bennett of Benton, Elizabeth (Paul) Lucas of Dubuque, IA, Manny Bennett of New Diggings, Wisc., Casey Bennett and Katie Bennett both of Benton, Clarrisa Pearce of Madison, Wisc., and Pyzer and Preston Pearce both of Hazel Green; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law: Bob (Darlene) Bennett of Platteville, Wisc., and C. Leonard (Kit) Bennett of Leadmine, Wisc.; and one sister-in-law: Sandy Bennett of Platteville. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son: Kurt Bennett; one brother: Dwayne Pyzer; and her mother and father-in-law: Charles and Kitty Bennett.
Marilyn was a member of Lafayette County Christian Center in Darlington. Buck and Marilyn were faithful church members, and enjoyed going out for dinner afterward. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Lafayette County Christian Center, 11560 Center Hill Road in Darlington with Rev. Mark Gilberts officiating. Burial will be at Shawnee Cemetery in New Diggings, Wisc. A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at O’Flahrity-Erickson Funeral Home, 235 N. Judgement St. in Shullsburg, Wisc. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Marilyn’s name.