Photos | Classifieds | Stewartville Area Community Links | Area Churches | Life | Legal Notices | Advertising
Think Stewartville | Stewartville, MN and surrounding area

home : obituaries : obituaries
December 5, 2022

10/31/2022 8:22:00 AM
Funeral for Darrell Bennett Nov. 3 at Stewartville United Methodist Church

The funeral service for Darrell L. Bennett, 86, a longtime Stewartville area farmer, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at the Stewartville United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Nordstrom officiating.
Mr. Bennett died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 of natural causes from an apparent cardiac arrest, at his home.
Darrell Leo Bennett was born on Aug. 22, 1936 in Rochester, to Leo and Vida (McClellan) Bennett. He grew up on the family farm in rural High Forest, attended country school and Stewartville High School, graduating in 1954. After he graduated he joined the family farming operation.
Darrell was married on May 26, 1956 in Austin to Phyllis A. Trask. Following their marriage, the couple lived on the Bennett family farm, where they raised their two sons and have continued to make their home. Darrell was a lifelong farmer, active for over 60 years until his retirement. Phyllis was a homemaker and farmwife. Darrell was a past member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church and the Eagles in Rochester. He enjoyed playing cards, 500 in particular, and followed the Vikings. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson.
Darrell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; two sons, Larry (Kelly) of Rochester, and Jeff (Deb) of Oronoco; five grandchildren, Merlissa Bennett, Dylan Bennett, Blake (Nicki) Jacobson, Amanda Jacobson and Ashlyn Bennett; great-grandson, Cody Jacobson; one sister, Audrey Norris of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Woody Norris.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning at the Stewartville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Darrell are welcome at

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments. You may remain anonymous. Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Engagement Announcement Form

Submit Sports Results

Submit Article/Photo

Delays and Closings

Mortgage Rates

Gas Prices

Daily Comics

Flight Tracking

Find more about Weather in Stewartville, MN
Click for weather forecast

Galaxy Publications LLC - Publishers of the Stewartville STAR and SATELLITE 101 4th Street NE #2, PO Box 35 • Stewartville, MN 55976 • Phone (507) 533-4271 email:
Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved