Wayne R. Bennett

Wayne R. Bennett

LAKEWOOD, Wis — Wayne R. Bennett, 74, of Lakewood, passed away in Green Bay Oct. 3, 2019, with his sons at his side.

Wayne was born Sep. 12, 1945, in Chicago to Roy and Jean Bennett.

He married Deb (Staats) Bennett on June 2, 1973, in Green Bay, and settled in Lakewood.

Wayne owned and operated a pallet shop, a local tavern, and dabbled with real estate, all while founding Bennett Accounting and later operating as an enrolled agent.

Over the course of his career, he performed accounting, payroll and bookkeeping for the majority of Lakewood and the surrounding community. In addition, Wayne volunteered his time to drive the local rescue squad, serve on the county board as treasurer, and also acted as president of the sanitation district.

As a man of many interests, talents and catchy phrases (“Finer than frog hair”) Wayne’s impact in the community was strong and his presence will be missed from McAllen, Texas to Iron Mountain.

Wayne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing cribbage, hunting and bird-watching. He loved being a grandfather to his three grandchildren, Maddox, Lindley and Bowen; and his grand-dog, Dante.

He is survived by sons, Brian (Cindle) of Franklin, Wis., and Adam of Green Bay; brother Tim (Lori) Bennett; sister, Barb Halama; brothers-in-law, Bob (Terri) Staats and Larry Staats; sisters-in-law, Judy Myers and Alanna Staats; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deb Bennett; brother, George Bennett; and brothers-in-law, Jim Staats and Gerry Staats, William Halama.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at his home: 15217 Redinger Lane, Lakewood, WI 54138.