In Memoriam : Steven Tennenbaum

Steven Tennenbaum Steven Jay Tennenbaum - age: 65
(May 25, 1953 to August 21, 2018 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018
Faith Baptist Church
14883 Illinois Route 34
Benton, Illinois 62812

Steven Jay Tennenbaum, age 65, of Benton, passed away at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

Mr. Tennenbaum's wishes were to be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Faith Baptist Church of Benton, with Rev. Steven Flach officiating.

Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Steve was born on May 25, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Immanuel Robert Tennenbaum and Mary Ruth (Bierman) Tennenbaum. He married the former Karen Phalen on July 15, 1985, and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2011.

Steve was a general laborer and former salesman.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Steve enjoyed going to church, and was currently worshipping at the Faith Baptist Church of Benton.

Steve enjoyed mowing lawns, sitting outside visiting over a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his daughter Stephanie Tennenbaum of Benton; two adopted sons: Jesse Cutter and Kevin Goetz both of Benton; two special friends: Mike Maceri and John Overturf, both of Benton.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with the cremation expenses, C/O Leffler Funeral Home.

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