Fredrick W. Bennett, 92, of Soldotna, passed away July 24, 2014 at Heritage Place.
He was born to Fredrick R. and Muriel (Illstrup) Bennett on December 4, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN.
Fredrick joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and proudly served his country in that capacity for 22 years. During his service, he was moved to Alaska in 1960, and made it his home.
Fredrick also served his community as a Baptist minister, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Soldotna. He enjoyed fishing, canasta, gardening and cribbage.
His family said, "He was a devoted husband, loving dad and proud grandfather who loved god with joy and abandon."
Fredrick was preceded in death by his first wife, Vina Bennett, second wife, Martha Jo Bennett and son, Stennett Mathis.
He is survived by his daughters, Janet Glorioso of Lacey, WA and Stephanie Lowdermilk of Ocean Spring, MS; sons, Stephen Mathis of Walnut Grove, MO and Stuart Mathis of Denver, CO; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held the First Baptist Church of Soldotna on July 27, 2014.
Inurnment at Fort Richardson National Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Fredrick's name be made to the First Baptist Church of Soldotna, PO Box 186, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Please visit Fredrick's online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.alaskanfuneral.com
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 1, 2014