Dave Bennett of Perry

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David Bennett, 72, of Perry passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials in Dave’s memory will be given to his family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

David Leonard Bennett was born July 14, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Floyd Millard and Rose Marie (Smiley) Bennett.

He attended school at Washington High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dave was united in marriage to Marlene Jo Kriegel in Milwaukee Nov. 15, 1967.

He was a very hard worker and a great carpenter, who worked many of his construction years at Venter Spooner Construction in Des Moines.

Dave enjoyed spending time with his family (for the most part).

He loved his time fishing and boating at the lake.

He spent many weekends four-wheeling with his kids.

He was a motorcycle man who enjoyed the ride and bowling with family and friends.

You could find Dave dragging Marlene to spend his kid’s inheritance at the casinos and having poker parties on the weekends.

Dave’s vehicles were the most meticulously detailed and well-kept around.

In death he rejoins his father, Floyd Millard Bennett, and his mother, Rose Marie Arey; brother, Larry Bennett; and his cousin, Bill Long.

Left to cherish Dave’s memory are his wife, Marlene Jo Bennett; the neighbor’s kids, Tracy (Pat) Gasche, Randy (Lisa) Bennett, Windy Ayres and Misty “the favorite” (Matt) Conrad; grandchildren, Spencer (Emily) Irwin, Justine (Drew) Rinner, Haley Irwin, Xavi (T. J.) Wimmer, Alan Ayres, Lilly Ayres, Mason Bennett, Lauryn Bennett, Cadi Conrad and Phil Gasche; great-grandchildren, Kalani Rinner, Evie Jai Wimmer and Vincent Gasche; siblings, Doug (Lisa) Bennett and Dale (Kathy) Arey; and cousins, Tom (Paula) Long and Bob (Deb) Long.

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