Pekin Hockey Community Mourns the Loss of Bruce Bennett

Bruce A. Bennett, 68, of Pekin, IL passed away at 8:43 AM Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at his home.

Bruce was born on June 27, 1949 in Pekin to Leo and Betty (Varney) Bennett. He married Corrie Hodges on September 8, 1970 in Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are: his wife, Corrie of Pekin; one brother, Brian Bennett of Pekin; three children, Bo, Brody and Bree all of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren.

Bruce worked at R.A. Cullinan & Sons for 30 years, retiring in 2012. He played for the Cordtsman, the first youth hockey team in Pekin and then went on to play for the Pekin Stars. He coached Pekin Youth and High School Hockey for 20 years and was a big fan of Illinois Basketball & Football. Bruce spent most of his free time post retirement traveling.

Cremation will be accorded with private services to be held at a later date. Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Amateur Hockey Association P.O. Box 234, Pekin, IL 61555.



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