Tuesday, June 25th


Bennie Ellis Hart of Black River Falls, WI passed away Thursday June 21, 2018 after a short battle with lung cancer.

Bennie was born on August 15, 1933 to Ervin and Sarah Hart. Bennie resided near the Black River Falls area throughout his life.
Bennie worked as a butcher with his father at E.B. Hart Market, was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in Fairbanks Alaska, worked for Thomas Dairy, owned and operated his own Dolly Madison Dairy route, worked at Burnstad’s Supermarket and operated a group home with his wife Jean.
He met his wife Jean (Bahnub) Hart in High School. They married on August 17, 1952. Together they had three children. Steven (Sheila) Hart of Onalaska, Wi, Sherry Erickson of Wilmington DE, and Jone (James) Lindbo of Elk Mound, WI. Together with their children Bennie and Jean provided foster care to several teenagers in the Black River Falls area.