Obituary: Lyle F. Bennett, 76

Lyle F. Bennett lost his battle with lung disease in the early morning of June 19, 2024. Lyle was born April 03, 1948, to Farrell and Alda Bennett in Vancouver, Washington, where his maternal grandparents were living. Before he and his mother returned to Alaska his father moved the family from Wrangell to Petersburg, where he'd taken a job with Petersburg Fisheries Inc. Lyle was a lifelong Alaskan.

After graduating from Petersburg High School, Lyle joined the National Guard. During the Vietnam war he was drafted into the U.S Army and stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Despite signing up to go to Vietnam three times, Lyle remained in Texas until his discharge in 1970. While in Texas he met and fell in love with Carol Mathews. After he was discharged from the Army, Carol and Lyle married on May 29, 1970, moved to Petersburg and enjoyed fifty-four wonderful years together.

Lyle enjoyed many ventures during his lifetime, including drilling rock on Three Lakes Loop Road, helping to construct the new gym and pool at the Parks and Rec facility, working for Power and Light, owning and operating the Petersburg Art Gallery, and more than thirty years of vending.

Lyle's main joys in life were his family and friends. He loved music, dancing with Carol and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved his hometown of Petersburg, refusing to relocate despite his medical challenges.

Survivors include his wife Carol Bennett; sons, Devren (Everett) and Trent (Vanessa); grandchildren, Daten, Abi, Carmen, Mathew, and Diesel; sister, Lanore Rodenberg; and many nieces and nephews.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Friday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. at the Moose Club. It is a potluck and there is a sign up sheet at the Moose Club.


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