Peter Bennett Sr.

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Peter A. Bennett Sr., 73, of Mather, Wis., passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 4, 1947 to John and Frances (Fide) Bennett in Clifton, WI.

Peter left school early to enlist in the United States Army and proudly served his country as a 1st Class Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He was an ambulance driver and medic from 1965-1968. Upon returning from the service, Peter farmed for a time. He also was a truck driver, attended diesel mechanic school and worked for Mosser Lee in Millston. Peter was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping and visiting with family. Never one to sit idly by Peter was always tinkering on motors or working around the house and always made time for his beloved pets, BJ and Yappy. Peter took a lot of pride in being a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary, children, Randy (Amy) Bennett and Peter Bennett Jr., son-in-law, Gary Meltesen, 10 grandchildren, Scott, Nicole, Sarah, Alyssa, Peter III, Dylan, Brent, Candy, Dysteny, Breana, 2 great grandchildren, Evander and Thomas, sisters, Beth, Garren (Don), Helen (Frank), Sandy (Duane), Dennis (Janice), Arthur, Ralph (Mary), Alfred (Linda), Kenny Jo and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bennett. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances, a daughter, Tammy Meltesen, brothers, Warren, David, John, Russell and a sister, Sally.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tues, May 4, 2021, 11:00 AM at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah. Pastor Deb Burkhalter will officiate. Burial will be in the Clifton Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Monday at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral home from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM and on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Online condolences can be offered to the family by visiting

Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask and use CDC recommended guidelines for social distance and safety measures.

Memorials can be made to the family in Peter’s memory.