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Donald Bennett


May 19, 2021

April 28, 1943 - May 13, 2021

Donald "Steve" Bennett, 78, of Sweet Home died May 13, 2021.

He was born April 28, 1943 to Donald William and Margaret Bennett.

Mr. Bennett retired from the U.S. Navy following over 20 years of service. He loved family, friends, anything outdoors (camping, fishing, gardening, motorcycles), Native American crafts and pow-wows, electronics and model trains, western dance, wrestling, zombies and B-movies. 

He shared his love of life and is survived by hundreds of family and friends whom his jovial heart and quick wit continues to impact. He was generous, kind, loving, non-judgmental and a caring husband and father. 

Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Patty" Margaret Bennett; sons Jeffery and Donald; daughters Donna Bergman, Karla Burton and Debra Strong; brothers Jerry, Robert and Joe Glasscock; sister Tamara Balk; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Margaret Bennett; brother Walter Bennett; and daughter Dorinda Baker. 

Private services were held at Willamette National Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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