Jan 05, 2003Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2003 at Dingmann Family Funeral Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Patrick J. Bender, age 55, who died Sunday at his home. Rev. Al Stangl will officiate and burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday at Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Patrick was born Sept. 30, 1947 in Omaha, NE to Fredrick & Mary Eileen (Powers) Bender. He lived in Zimmerman for 16 years, and prior to that in Nebraska. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Stemm Transfer in St. Cloud.
Survivors include son and daughters, Michael Holdren of Kansas City, MO, Kathleen (Troy) Clyde of Milaca, Sheri Bender of Rice and Jennifer Bender of Minneapolis; brothers and sisters, Dennis Bender, Fred Bender, Sharon Ann Bender, Peggy Cruver and Mary Potmesil all of Omaha, NE, Thomas Bender of Atlanta, GA and Jerry Bender of Boonville, MO; grandchildren, Christina Merchant, Jessica Clyde, Nevada Rogalski, Patrick Lenzen and Bridgette Lenzen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick & Eileen Bender.