Stephen G. Bennett Sr. 74 of Pontiac passed away Thursday morning (September 22, 2022) at his home.
Following cremation, a visitation will be held Wednesday from 10am until 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator. Services will be held at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Stephen was born on August 26, 1948, in Streator to George and Anne (Votaw) Bennett.
Surviving are children, Stephanie (James) Axtell of Flanagan, J Bennett of Pontiac, Dawn (Phillip) Clark of Dwight, Jacque Bennett of Pontiac and Sean Bennett of Bloomington, daughter-in-law Tammy Bennett of St. Charles, grandchildren; Shay (Matt) McMeen, Garrett Smetanko, Ashleigh (Troy) Bennett, Alyssa Bennett, Stephen Bennett III, Hunter Bennett, Jade Scott-Bennett, Jordan Scott-Bennett, Frankie J. Landrus-Bennett, Nichole Irvine, Drew Roberts, Austin and Luke Reeves, 16 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son Stephen II, brothers Rex and Gene Williams, Ted and Jim Bennett and a sister Karen Harding.
Stephen attended Streator grade schools and Streator High School. He retired from Labors Local 996 out of Roanoke. Stephen was a member of the Pontiac Masonic Lodge 294 A.F.A.M. He was a founding member of the Chief City Shooting Club, and he taught gun safety.
Memorials may be made in his name to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital.