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Douglas E. Bennett, Sr. passed away on March 10, 2018 at the age of 89 and into the arms of his loving Savior. Douglas was born January 16, 1929, son of the late George and Hattie (Titus) Bennett, Sr. at home in Berkley, MI.
Doug married Marilyn Lea Damgard on October 29, 1948, at Berkley Community Church in Berkley, MI. In 1963, Doug and Marilyn moved to Wisconsin, where they worked and raised their family. They enjoyed traveling and visiting children and grandchildren Doug and Marilyn were married 60 years before her death on September 27, 2008.
Doug married Nancy C. Johnson, on December 3, 2011, in Titusville, FL. They enjoyed many winters in Florida with friends and family, as well as playing cards and socializing at Prime Timers.
During his lifetime Doug enjoyed his family, children, grandchildren, and especially his 18 great grandchildren. He also enjoyed golfing with his sons and grandsons, woodworking, and his passion of tax preparation for the many great tax clients he had over 35 years. Doug was noted for many accomplishments during his lifetime, but his most rewarding accomplishment was being the 1979 founder of the “National Association of Tax Professionals”. Doug was also a Marine Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Doug is survived by his wife Nancy C. Johnson; son, Doug Jr. (Sherry), Surprise, AZ, ; two daughters: Nancy (Wayne) Viegut, Honey Brook, PA, Sue Ann Bennett, Menasha, WI; daughter-in-law, Lorrie Bennett, Neenah, WI; brother, Duane (Joni) Bennett, Laurium, MI; and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was further preceded in death by his son James; two brothers: George and Norman; sister, Dorothy Peters; and a brother-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 18, 2018 at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, with Chaplin Tony Gutierrez officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Sunday, 1:00 PM until the 3:00 PM service. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
In lieu of a memorial, Doug would like you all to call your parents and grandparents once in a while.