Richard Bennett


Richard Leroy Bennett, age 80, died Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Campus.

Richard was born on September 30, 1941 in Claremont, MN. He attended country school in Concord and high school in West Concord. Richard was united in marriage to Lorna Chilson on December 22, 1962.

Richard enjoyed traveling, watching western movies, reading western books, riding motorcycle, and spending time with family.

Richard is survived by his children, Rich (Brooklyn) Bennett of Dodge Center, MN, Deon Bennett of Dodge Center, MN, Aliea Roe of Dodge Center, MN; sister, Pat (Ed) Stoltenberg of Denver, CO, Sharon (Bruce) Norton of Rochester, MN, Janice (Keith) Applequist of Rochester, MN, Diane (Greg) Zelinske of  O’Fallon, IL; brother, Merlin (Cheryl) Moreland of Dodge Center, MN; brother-in-law, Ed Buchanan of Spring Valley, MN; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn and Harold Moreland; wife, Lorna (Chilson) Bennett; son, Kris Bennett; older brother, Bob Bennett; sisters, Gerri Buchanan and Mary Blaisdell; and brother-in-law, Steven Blaisdell.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, March 11, 2022 at Concord Church of Christ, 200th Avenue and County Road 24, West Concord, MN with visitation 1-hour prior to service. Pastor Peter Moen will officiate.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Richard may be shared at

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