Steven Ray Bennett, 61

Steven Ray Bennett, 61, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints located at 703 S 12th Street in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Steve was born June 10, 1952 to Charles and Norma (Levis) Bennett in Marshalltown. He graduated from LDF High School in LeGrand. Steve served his country in the Marines during the Vietnam era. He received his BA in psychology from Buena Vista College. Steve was united in marriage to Eui Baccam on April 1, 1978 in Marshalltown. Steve was employed with the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown as a Recreational Therapist for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, biking, running and was an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan.

If you could see him through the eyes of his family, you would see a cherished and beloved husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather.

Patient, mercifull and kind, Steve was more than simply a friend to many. He was a father figure, mentor and guide.

His smile was his own; it was that smile that would light up a room; a smile which told you without words that he loved you completely unreserved and for who you are.

The pain of loss surely will fade in time and be replaced with the fondness of all the great memories his life has given us. He was a man who was loved by so many who will always be remembered in all of our hearts.

Steve will be missed by his wife, Eui, a daughter, Susan Gomez of Omaha, NE, a son, Christopher Bennett of Marshalltown, three grandchildren; Mackaylie, Mariah and Cassandra Sponseller, a brother, Charles (Cindy) Bennett of Marshalltown, four sisters; Karen (Mot) Fuller, Wheatland, WY, Florence (Gary) Dezell of Big Lake, MN, April (Don) Crow of Casper, WY and Kim (Wes) Walters of Woodland Park, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glen Bennett.