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Hershall “Floyd” Bennett

Hershall passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 21, 1931 in Lamesa, TX, the son of Dr. John and Minnie Belle (Graham) Bennett. Hershall proudly served his country in the US Navy and Marines during the Korean War. For several years he had worked for the State of Michigan.

In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, bowling, playing cards and performing his famous magic trick. Hershall had been a Boy Scout leader and kindergarten bus aide. He was a member of the American Legion in Bristol, IN and the Otsego VFW Post #3030.

In 1964 in Anaheim, CA he married Linda Taylor who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Christina (Kraig) Thompson of Kalamazoo, Patricia (Gale) Dugan of Otsego, James Bennett of Howell and Jefrey (Michelle) Bennett of Portage; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and his in-laws.

Friends may visit with Hershall’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Poplar Hill Cemetery in Monterey Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Hershall may be made to

Kairos Dwelling

or Otsego VFW Post #3030.

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Jackie Esterline

March 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this has been a very difficult time for you and your family. Please know that I’m thinking of you and don’t hesitate to call if there’s anything I can help with.



Darl and Joyce Gilliland

March 17, 2018 at 4:43 pm

To the Bennett family, sending prayers and our deepest sympathy. We’ll keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.

Love, Darl and Joyce


Sharon Verile

March 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything, please let me know.



Penny Browning Baker

March 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm

So very sorry for your huge loss.


Josephine Pape

March 17, 2018 at 10:39 pm

So sorry for the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


Judy Davis Kennedy

March 18, 2018 at 11:40 am

Linda Lou, l am sorry for your lost praying for you and your family at this time. Think of you offer and the wonderful times we had when I was young loved your family so much, always in my heart.


Carol Harshberger

March 19, 2018 at 9:18 am

Jeff and family, We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Prayers and thought with you all. From the Harshberger family


Mrs. Jim (Patti) Hewitt

March 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

To Trish and your family~~~Sorry to learn of the painful loss of your dad. Tenderly you treasure times of the past with memories of him that will always last. Love & hugs to you.


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