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Robert “Bob” B. Bennett

January 25, 1932 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Robert “Bob” Bennett Obituary

Robert B. “Bob” Bennett, 91, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Park Vista, East Moline.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bob was born January 25, 1932, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Fred and Edna (Callaway) Bennett. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1956. Bob married Ginny Mehall on September 20, 1975, in Moline. He was an entrepreneur and owned and operated AAA Muffler and Lube Shops from 1970 to the early 2000’s. Bob enjoyed restoring antique cars and boating on the river.

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include his wife of 48 years, Ginny; children, Rhonda Bennett, Andrea Bennett, Judi Bennett, and Julie (Kurt) Samuelson; grandchildren, Shannon and Brandt; and great-grandchildren, Addisyn and Kassius; brother, John; and bonus son, Mike Mills.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, John A. Bennett; and siblings, Fred, Joe, and Billie.

Memorials may be made to Living Lands and Waters in Bob’s memory.

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January 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Interment following funeral service
January 27, 2024

Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island