Nov 28, 1934 - May 16, 2019
Bennet E. French, Major, U.S. Air Force, Ret. age 84, of Ross, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Plano. A Rosary will be recited 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. Military Graveside Rites will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in West.
Bennet was born in Grafton, North Dakota, to Joseph and Alma (Lafreniere) French. On July 22, 1958, he married Dorothy Tichavsky in Abbott. After retiring from the Air Force, Bennet worked for the Waco Post Office for over 20 years. Bennet was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lowell and Gerald French; sister, Marie Glennen; and daughter-in-law, Debbie French.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Dorothy French of Ross; children, Calvin French and wife, Sharline, of Brimfield, MA, Michelle Mebane and husband, John, of Axtell, Allan French and wife, Daphne, of West; three brothers, Hector French, Joseph French Jr., and Eugene French and wife, Barbara; two sisters, Joan Melchizedek and Adele French; 15 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clerical Endowment Fund, Archdiocese For The Military Services USA at milarch.org or charity of your choice.
A memorial guestbook can be found at aderholdfuneralhome.com.