VeteranLloyd Bennett

Lloyd "Ivan" Bennett, 56, of Vermont died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Countryview Care Center in Macomb.

He was born March 11, 1949, in Edina, Mo., a son of Lloyd and Estalene Hardman Bennett. He married Kay Worthington on July 6, 1974, in Table Grove. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents; one stepson, Brian (and Ruth) Swift of Decatur; three stepgrandchildren, Levi, Laci and Kobe Swift of Decatur; and one brother, Ernest (and Alice) Bennett of Vermont.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in Co. C. 1st Battalion, 1924th Infantry division. He received two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

He was a foreman for the BNSF Railroad for 31 years.

He was a member of the Macomb VFW, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Purple Hearts of America and Disabled Veterans Association.

He was a member of Summum Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.

Services are today at 10 a.m. at Summum Christian Church with Rev. Roger Koster and Rev. Ken Peterson officiating. Burial is in Vermont Cemetery with military honors accorded by Astoria American Legion Post 25. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/14/2005

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