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Andrew Junior Bennetsen

November 13, 1935 — June 6, 2021

Andrew Junior Bennetsen

November 13, 1935 ~ June 6, 2021

 

Andrew J. Bennetsen passed into the arms of the lord on Sunday June 6, 2021 at his residence in Wharton.  He was born on November 13, 1935 to the late Theodore and Hulda Bennetsen in Wharton, TX.  He was a life long resident of Wharton and graduated from Wharton High School in 1954 where he served as class president.

On June 4, 1956 Andrew married the love of his life Dorothy Mae Capak at St. Phillip church in El Campo.  They spent the next 65 years doing everything together.  Dorothy fondly remembers that they would go dancing, camping  and just spent quality time together.  Andrew and his brothers ran their own business, Bennetsen Brothers Asphalt, for 30 years.  Andrew also played the guitar in a local band called The Melody Ramblers and they would play all over the area.  His family will always remember him as an avid outdoorsman and he would travel all over the country with his brothers to go hunting.  They also say that he was a big family man and his greatest love was spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Andrew is survived by his wife Dorothy Mae of Wharton, his children Beverly Ann Baker and her husband Bob of Wharton and Dan Bennetsen and his wife Karin of Markham, his sister Louise Mazel of Wharton and his brother Bill Bennetsen and his wife Clara of Wharton.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Brad Bennetsen (Ashley), Jordon Bailey (Michele), Colton Baker (Ashley), Danielle Bennetsen and Hayley Baker Uselding (Jackson).  His great grandchildren Andrew, Alyssa, Abby, Aubrey, Angelina, Xavier, Makayla, Case, Reese, Braelynn and great-great grandson Jeremiah.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Friday June 11, from 5-8 P.M. at Wharton Funeral Home 515 E. Boling Hwy.  Rosary to be said beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Funeral mass will be held Saturday June 12, at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hungerford with Fr. Charles Dwomoh officiating.  Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton.

Serving as Pallbearers:

Russell Tenant, Greg West, Charles Mazel, Gary Capak, Dennis Mazel, Timmy Bennetsen, Randy Bennetsen, Jackson Uselding and Ricky Bennetsen.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers:

Colton Baker, Brad Bennetsen, Jordan Bailey, Hayley Uselding and Danielle Bennetsen.

 

Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com

Services under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488  (979) 532-3410

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 11, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Friday, June 11, 2021

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 12, 2021

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 12, 2021

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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