Verne D. "Red" Bennett, 85, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys.
Verne D. Bennett Jr., was born Aug. 2, 1928, to Verne D. Sr., and Flossie (Bryant) Bennett in Topeka, Kan. Red served in the Army
Air Corps during World War II
and the Korean War
. He married Frances Brewer on March 19, 1949, in Topeka, Kan., and they were later divorced. Red moved to Rochester in 1975 and was a truck driver for a private contractor who delivered mail for the Post Office. He retired in 1990. Red married Connie Dudgeon on Aug. 28, 1983, in Stewartville.
Red enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and building and flying model airplanes.
Red is survived by his children, Mark Bennett of Rochester, Linda (Glenn) Rausch of Rochester and Jeri (JR) Martin of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Connie; a brother, Thomas Bennett; and a sister, Betty Seguilquist.
Private family services are planned for a later date.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place, N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600, ranfranzandvinefh.com