Jude Anthony Bennett, 43, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Oblong, IL.
Jude was born on September 23, 1974, in Alton, Il; son of James Patrick and Rowena (Bruns) Bennett Sr. He married Jami Lee Hansbrough on October 11, 2004, in Lincoln, IL; She survives him.
Also surviving Jude are his parents; his children: Cierra of Lincoln, IL, Cody of Springfield, IL, Cheyenne of Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, Shawn of Litchfield, IL, Jude of Lincoln, IL, and Faith of Lincoln, IL; one sister: Christine (Steve) Schilling of Lincoln, IL two brothers: Jake (Bridgitt) Bennett and Chad Bennett both of Lincoln, IL; He was Papaw to Sophia and Zade. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law: George and Janine Hansbrough, sister-in-law: Tamara (Shannon) Brownlow, brother-in-law: Fred (Carol) Hansbrough. He is also survived by a very large loving close-knit ring of "peeps”. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one infant sister: Jude Marie.
Jude served in The United States Army from 1992-1995, serving in Somalia where he took part in Operation Restore Hope. He was a home inspector and co-owner of Bennett Builders with his brother Jake. He loved making people laugh and spending time with family. His hobbies included: target shooting, karaoke, working out, and watching movies. His claim to fame was when he created and starred in Haunted Renovations on HGTV.
A Memorial service for Jude will be 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (two hours prior to service) also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Jude’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Wounded Warrior Project.