Ralph Eugene Bennett III

March 25, 1938 - March 2, 2010
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Ralph Eugene Bennett III, 71, of Dyer, IN, passed away March 2, 2010, at home. He was born March 25, 1938, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of late Ralph (Gene) and Dorothy Bennett. Ralph was the oldest of 3 siblings. On June 15, 1963, he married Delores (Dee) Viola Rau, who survives.Ralph graduated from UniversityContinue Reading

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DENNIS MANNION left a message on April 2, 2010:
Ralph was and is a true "UNSUNG HERO". I never saw a man so dedicated to his work and determined for success at the end.Our sympathy is with the family. I only wish he could have taught for another 20 years.
James Doppler left a message on March 11, 2010:
Our condolences to the family of a terrific gentleman that indeed, affected the lives of the students he mentored at Purdue Calumet. Ralph was an inspiration to myself and other guys who had the privledge of his friendship, especially those of us in the early years of his time as a professor at Purdue. Site visits to the Sears Tower in 1970 or the BOF at Inland were welcomed as a break from the theoretical to observe our construction industry in reality....... Thanks for it all..Mr.Bennett J.E.Doppler BS '72
Jayesh Dalal left a message on March 8, 2010:
Good bye friend, your visiting to us was not in the cards. Thanks for many happy memories spanning half a century. May you now receive well earned peace and rest.:(
Dean Cook left a message on March 8, 2010:
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Terry & Marcie Waterworth left a message on March 8, 2010:
We would like to express our sympathies to your family and also our graditude for the historical knowledge Ralph shared with us everytime he returned to Eldorado. He always said he didn't have enough time in a day to get it all recorded.I ask that you contact myself as a representative of ECHO (Eldorado Community Historical Organication) if you wish to share any of the information files and photos Ralph continued to collect of Eldorado.SincerelyMarcie Waterworth
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Jack and Kathleen Cassidy left a message on March 7, 2010:
Dear Dee,Jack and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Sincerely, Jack and Kathleen
Mark J. Stern left a message on March 7, 2010:
Ralph was a good friend and colleague. We shared many wonderful conversations about our work. I will miss him.
Mark A. Harris left a message on March 6, 2010:
Condolences from our family to yours. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
nancy cabler left a message on March 6, 2010:
Ralph and I are distant cousins. We will all miss him. Very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.Nancy Cabler
Alan D. Kline left a message on March 6, 2010:
I was so sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. he was a great friend and I enjoyed working withhim on Ladder & Scaffold SafetyTraining issues. I will miss him.
Steve Smith left a message on March 6, 2010:
Ralph was a mentor and provided invaluable assistance and knowledge when I joined the Scaffold Industry Assocaition and during my years as Chairman of the International Council. His dedication to the Association will be missed.
Tom & Linda Hoffman left a message on March 6, 2010:
Dee, We're sorry we were unable to meet with you at the funeral home. Ralph was a great guy and we always went back and forth about the Milwaukee Braves (back in the day) and the White Sox. The great park system in Dyer is certainly thanks to Ralph and the work he put in during the 70's to get it established.
Jose R. Varela left a message on March 6, 2010:
I am so very sorry for your loss, Mrs. Bennett, Ralph, Jeff and Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.I have very fond memories of my short but very enjoyable encounter with Mr. Bennett on Father's Day close to Chicago during my visit from Panama. His kindness, warmth and sense of humor made me like him immediately, and I could clearly see all at once where Ralph (whom I knew well) had gotten his good-heartedness and kind spirit.Although my meeting with Mr. Bennett was short, he left a lasting impression on both my mind and heart -- I would ask Ralph about his parents every single time we had contact. And, while he will be missed, I have no doubt that he is smiling upon us and watching over us from his VIP accommodations in Heaven.Yours sincerely,Jose
Judy Deering left a message on March 5, 2010:
Dee and Family:All our prayers go out to you in this time of mourning. We wish you all well in the days ahead.Love and Hugs,Walt & Judy
Jerry Eddy left a message on March 5, 2010:
Dee, We would like to extend our deepest condolence to you for your loss. Ralph was a good Lion and was there to help when he could. We will miss him dearly! Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family thru this very sad time. Jerry & Joan Eddy
Danya Lane left a message on March 5, 2010:
My sincere condolonces go out to the Bennett family at this very challenging time. After reading about Ralph, I was reminded of a quote from Abraham Lincoln that read: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years"
JIm & Jeanne Zahn left a message on March 5, 2010:
Family of Ralph Bennett,Our sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, brother and grandpa. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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