Brosh Chapel
2121 Bowling St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Tyrone Lee Bennett

February 17, 1939 - May 16, 2012

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Tyrone “Ty” Lee Bennett, 73 of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 21st at Swisher American Legion with Reverend Glenn Hunt presiding. Burial with full military rites will be conducted at Anderson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20th at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. The family requests everyone to dress casual for the service.

Tyrone was born February 17, 1939 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Gerald and Mabel (Hill) Bennett. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1957. He served in the United States Navy from 1958 – 1962. He married Janet “Jan” Cihla on July 6, 1958 in Cedar Rapids. Ty worked at General Mills for over 24 years until retiring in 2006. He was an avid member of the Swisher American Legion since 1976. Ty enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, boating, camping, and especially the time spent with his family.

Ty is survived by his wife Jan; children Gerald “Jerry” (Angie) Bennett of Cedar Rapids, Teri (Jim) Fortmann of Marion, Chris Bennett of Cedar Rapids, Darla Bennett of Western; six grandchildren Marisa (Mike) Malloy, Eric (Abby) Bennett, Natasha Bennett, Travis Bennett, Emily Bennett, and Bridget Bennett; five great-grandchildren Allie, Alex, Hallie, Conner, Austynne and one on the way; two sisters Geraldine “Jerry Sue” (Bob) Teel of Cedar Rapids and Dawn (Bob) Ballinger of Toledo; and an aunt Winifred Murray of Greenville, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ty was preceded in death by his parents, a son Tyrone Bennett Jr., an infant daughter Wendy Sue Bennett, a great-grandson Thomas Bennett, and a sister Tami Taylor.

Memorials may be directed to the family.