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Glenice Joyce Bendel
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Obituary for Glenice Joyce Bendel

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 85 year old Glenice Bendel of Madison who passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Madison Lutheran Home.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church.
Rev. David Hall will officiate at the service.
Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Glenice Joyce Johnson was born on March 21, 1932 to parents Ole and Olga (Hauge) Johnson of rural Marietta, MN. Glenice was baptized and confirmed into the Christian Faith. She attended school in Marietta, MN. She was united in marriage to Gerald Bendel on October 14, 1953 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Madison, Minnesota. To this union 9 children were born. After their marriage, Glenice worked at the restaurant in Louisburg, MN. They moved to Emerado, ND where she raised her family. They then moved to Minneapolis, MN where she worked for Tonka Toys. In 1971, the family moved back to Madison where she found employment at the cheese factory in Ortonville and finally she worked at the Madison Lutheran Home.
In life, Glenice enjoyed being with her family, cooking, baking, playing bingo, the slot machines and dancing with her husband. She always included her children when they went dancing.
She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary.
Death came to Glenice on March 10, 2018 at the Madison Lutheran Home. She had reached the age of 85 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Left to mourn her death are her children; Joseph (Bebe) Bendel of Milbank, SD; Judith Erp of Madison, MN; Peter (Glenda) Bendel of Milan, MN; Michael Bendel of St. Leo, MN; Nancy (David) Kells of Madison, MN; Geraldine (Dino) Peschong (Life Partner Royce Lenius) of Milbank, SD; Carol “Dolly” (Danny) Peschong of St. Louis Park, MN 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Sisters Helen (Dean) Dills of East Bethel, MN; Karen Donald Drake of Maple Plains, MN; Marlys (David) Brainard of Savage, MN; Lillian Johnson of Madison, MN; brothers-in-law Glenn Bendel of Mobile AL; and Alfred Bendel of Marshall, MN and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ole and Olga, husband Gerald, son
Roger, and infant twin daughter Josephine, 4 grandchildren; Andy Bendel, Lee Peschong, Kennedy Kells, Abigail Erp, daughter-in-law Juella (Engebretson) Bendel, brothers; Lars Johnson, Johnny Johnson and sister-in-law Faye Burke Johnson; sisters-in-law Phyllis Bendel, Marlyn Ladwig and brother-in-law
Eugene Bendel.
Blessed be her memory!

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11:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church

106 8th Street
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service


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