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Bennett Ernest Mugge

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bennett Ernest Mugge, 79, of Spencer, died on Tuesday, July 3 2012, at his home. Services were held on Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Dave Ellenwood officiated. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Military services were conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.warnerfuneral.com.

Bennett Ernest Mugge, the son of Arthur and Grace Hessenius Mugge, was born June 6, 1933 in Calumet.

His family moved to Spencer when he was a child. He received his education in Spencer, where he received his education graduating from Spencer High School in 1951.

After his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Air Force for a short time in 1953, until his medical discharge.

Bennett married Patricia Ann Wilson on Dec. 26, 1955. He later married Jane Arrowood on Nov. 9, 1982. Throughout the years, he farmed and did odd jobs for other residents in the Spencer area. Bennett was also a member of the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 of Spencer. In his spare time, he enjoyed keeping up on current events and reading the newspaper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jane in 1994; one son, James Bennett who died in infancy; one step-son, Rob Arrowood; one grandson, Ryan Arrowood; three brothers, Morgan, Bob and Keith Mugge and one sister, Beverly Kimball.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Jeff Mugge of Des Moines; Joe Mugge of Cherokee, Carol Kipfer and her husband, Bryan of Windom, Minn. and Nancy Metcalf and her husband, William of South Sioux City, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Penny (Kirby) Bussell, Leanne Arrowood and Debbie (Jerry) Marlow all of Spencer; one sister, Sandra Wilmot and her husband, Jerry of Okoboji; other relatives and many friends.