Steven Fred Bennett


July 8, 1946 - January 25, 2018

Steven Fred Bennett, 71, of West Chester, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at United Presbyterian Home in Washington, Iowa following a battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer.

Memorial Service for Steven will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. Following the service, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the church. Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2018 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Public Cemetery with military rites. Memorials have been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice of Washington County. Online condolences for the family may be sent to The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Service in Riverside is caring for Steven's arrangements for his family.

Steven Fred Bennett was born on July 8, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Vernon Steve and Dorothy Ann (Jagim) Bennett. Steven was a graduate of Iowa City High and attended the University of Iowa. Steven married Yvonne Coon and later married Barbara Walker. On April 9, 1993 he married Marilyn Joan Rummelhart (Gerot) of Riverside, Iowa.

Steven served his country in the United States Navy. Steven apprenticed as pressman for Iowa City Press Citizen. He had also worked at Universal Climate Control in Coralville and at Foreman-Climate Engineers, Inc. in Cedar Rapids where he evaluated design problems with engineers and architects. Before retiring Steven worked at Rockwell Collins on circuit boards. Steven had performed in the Jazz Big Band at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.

Steven will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn of West Chester; sons, Craig Alan Mitchell of Texas and Steven William Bennett of Coralville; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Brusky of Aurora, Ill.; step-son, Bret (Andrew Rasey) Rummelhart of Wilmington, Del.; step-daughters, Wendy Walker, Paula Marie (Michael) Brinning of Keota and Julie Ann (Rummelhart) Smith of Lewisville, Texas; sister, Cheryl Bennett Fenderson of Davenport, Iowa; brother, Timothy J. (Debra) Bennett of Leander, Texas; grandchildren, Henry Frederick and Claudia Rayne Brusky; four step-grandchildren, Kelsey (Bryce) Stout, Kyle Joseph and Christina Marie Brinning and Zackary Willis Smith; and two nephews, Tim and Chris Fenderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon; and step-son, David Walker.

The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to the United Presbyterian Home in Washington, Iowa and Hospice of Washington County for their loving care.

We will deeply miss Steve. He was always there with a helping hand to family and friends. Ellie, his Westie, was his buddy

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