B. Dale Bennett
November 20, 1930 - October 17, 2023

B. Dale Bennett

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B. Dale Bennett, age 92, of Fremont
Died Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Pathfinder Place in Fremont.

Bernard Dale Bennett was born November 20,1930 at home in Fremont to Margarete 'Linn' and Bernard Bennett. He lived his entire life in Fremont. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1948 and was a member of the National Honor Society. He then attended Midland College for a year. His working career began when he was in Jr. High School at the Coca Cola bottling works, sorting bottles to prepare for bottling. He worked there until he was 19, the last several months as head bottler. In September of 1949 he started employment with the George A. Hormel Packing plant, first as a butcher in the hog kill department. He then entered an apprentice program and became a mechanic in the Spam division. After a few years he reentered the apprenticeship program and became an electrician/electronics repairman. During his Hormel years he sold and repaired TV's and radios, and installed TV antennas out of his home.

While working at Hormel he met Ramona Fusselman. They married on February 3, 1952. The family continued to live in Fremont, building their home in 1958. The couple enjoyed fishing, spending many summers on Rush Lake in Minnesota. They loved to travel, buying a fifth wheel and traveling from Alaska to Newfoundland, over most of the U.S. and Canada. Dale was also an avid wood worker.

Daughters - Debora (Dale) Goreham of Fremont
Diane (Dave) Carlson of Fremont
Darci Haney of Lincoln
Karen (Joe) Sullivan of Columbus
Grandchildren - Travis (Amber) Goreham, Kylie(Jeff) Schrieber, Sara (Todd) Swackhamer, Amber Smith
and Dylan Haney
7 great grandchildren
Sister-in-law - Doreen Gustafson

Dale was preceded in death by his wife Ramona on September 17, 2014.

The graveside service will be 2pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. A light reception will follow at the Fremont Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be Monday, October 23 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel from 3pm to 7pm with the family present from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

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Monday, October 23, 2023
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Monday, October 23, 2023
With family present from 5-7pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Graveside Service
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Memorial Cemetery
800 W. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Larry Fusselman
    I am sorry to hear of Dale's passing. I have fond memories of your parents visiting me while
    passing through Rock Springs, WY on some of their excursions. Also visiting over the years, mostly
    at Family reunions & forwarding emails back & forth. He will be missed.

    Larry Fusselman
  2. Eugene Mastny
    I was saddened to hear Dale had passed. I worked at Hormels also, in the Spam dept. He was a great electrician, and was always ready to help us.He will be missed. My condolences to the family.
  3. David L Christensen
    I am saddened by the loss of a very good friend from High School days .
    A friendship that continued through years of reunions and reunion planning in which Dale was always a leader. Over the many years he took the task of keeping track of class members and was always disappointed in not being able to locate every one. He was the reason we just celebrated our 75th. One he could not not attend in person, but still organized and was subject of much of our conversation in appreciation of his friendship and dedicated service. I will always remember the crazy things we shouldn't have done. but most of all his friendship.
    I am going to depart from his suggested memorials and contribute 2,000 to the Student-Aid Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dale and held by the Fremont Public Schools Foundation. This was started by the Class of '48 at our 50th reunion. it has yet to grow to the potential we hoped, but it has grown and has, and will provide some valuable financial help to a lot of FPS students.
    I may not be able to attend Dale's memorial service, but will be thinking of him and the accomplishments of a very ambitious friend.

    David Christensen
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