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The passing of a friend … Glenn Bennett, Jr.

Many of our readers knew Glenn Bennett, Jr. who grew up in the area. Others may have known him from his years driving and delivering trucks for Seagrave.

In April of 2016, we posted an article about an accident that Glenn was involved in. He was hospitalized out east and then transferred to a rehab center in Wisconsin where he lived. Glenn passed away this past Sunday, November 4th and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Glenn Bennett Jr  August 25, 1951 – November 4, 2018

Glenn Bennett Jr. of Three Lakes WI passed on November 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family at the age of 67. He was born August 25, 1951 in Evanston, Il. Glenn was a fireman for a total of 37 years between Northfield IL and the Three Lakes Fire Department. He became an employee of FDW Seagrave and delivered fire trucks all over the United States and volunteered his time during 9/11 to help with the recovery efforts and gave his support. He enjoyed his time outdoors working in the yard, going fishing with family, spending time in Florida, and a good laugh. He was proceeded in death by his parents Glenn Bennett Sr. and his mother Elizabeth Bennett. Survived by his wife Anita and daughters Lauren Madl (Paul Madl), Barbara Bennett, Ashley Edwards (Bryan Edwards), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sister’s. Anita would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

A visitation will be held at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River WI, on November 10th 2018 from 10am-12 noon.

Thoughts from John Tobin, a longtime friend of Glenn, posted previously on Facebook.

John Tobin and Glenn Bennett, Jr

John Tobin and Glenn Bennett, Jr

For every picture there is usually a story and this one is no

exception… a call from my pedigree buddy Seagrave delivery man one
summer. He said JOHN can you come and help me….I’m in the maintenance pull
off on the Dan Ryan in downtown Chicago and I’m broke down…..I was like
Seagraves never break down and he laughed….the rig had developed an air
leak and he knew who to call… I jumped in the Suburban picked up the
parts that we needed and I was on my way. About 90 minutes later I arrived
and bing we got lucky and I had the right part. Glenn with the big smile and
bubbly personality was up and running, headed to New Jersey. Glenn always
was the biggest ambassador for SFA and his efforts should never be
forgotten. Please take a moment to think of Glenn, or drop him a line
wishing him well as he continues to struggle with what life thru at
him…… thought for today.

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Retired local firefighter involved in fire truck crash

The news in February of a Seagrave fire truck involved in a crash in New York while it was being delivered has a local connection as the driver, Glenn E. Bennett is originally from the Northshore.

Excerpts from the

New York State Police continue their investigation into the crash of a fire truck that occurred on Feb. 16, 2016 at 11:47 a.m. in East Fishkill on Interstate 84 eastbound.

Police said their investigation revealed that 64-year-old Glenn E. Bennett of Three Lakes, Wisconsin, was operating a 2016 Seagrave pumper truck eastbound on I84 in the area of Lime Kiln Road.

The brand new fire truck was traveling from Seagrave Fire Apparatus in Wisconsin to the Islip Terrace Fire Department where it would be placed in-service.

Police believe that Bennett suffered from a medical emergency causing him to exit the roadway on the northern shoulder.  The truck entered the median and stuck several trees before coming to rest.

Bennett was transported to Danbury Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Also from the

On Tuesday, February 16th, reported that a serious accident involving a fire truck occurred on I-84 near Lime Kiln Road.

At the time police believed that Bennett suffered from a medical emergency causing him to exit the roadway on the northern shoulder.

According to a ‘You Caring Compassionate Crowdfunding’ website, it states:

Glenn delivers fire trucks for Seagrave, and has been a firefighter for over 30 years. He delivers brand new fire trucks all over the United States, even delivering a memorial truck to Manhattan after 9/11.

While delivering a fire truck to Long Island, NY, Glenn suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while driving, causing him to go off the road.

Glenn is currently in critical condition in Danbury, Connecticut. He is intubated, on a ventilator, and sedated to let his body rest. He has a drain in place to decrease the intracranial pressure in his brain.

Currently Glenn is showing positive neurological signs, such a moving his hands and feet, and has opened his eyes twice. He has left sided weakness from the stroke. Each day is touch and go, and we pray that he continues to show signs of improvement.

Glenn will have a very long road to recovery, and will be out of work for a significant amount of time.

Glenn is a well-known, amazing man. He is a father to three beautiful girls and has two grandchildren. He is a very hardworking man, and has friends all across the country at hundreds of fire departments that he has met delivering new trucks.

We, as Glenn’s family are asking for the brotherhood to come together for one of their own. Glenn has helped many other firefighters, even helping with recovery in Manhattan after 9/11.

Please help Glenn in his time of need and through his long road of recovery.

Continue to keep him in your prayers as well.

Currently, Glenn is reported to be in a southern Wisconsin rehab facility.

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