Sublimity – Bernadine,
83, passed away June 2, 2011 in Sublimity. She was born to Hubert
and Clara Stuckart in Gilbertsville, IA. , on December 21, 1927.
Bernadine graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School in 1950.
After nursing school she worked for Dr. Theodore Stuckart, and
also Santiam Memorial Hospital for 10 and ˝ years. Bernadine grew
up in the Stayton and Sublimity area, and raised thirteen children
with three sets of twins. She enjoyed cooking, canning, reading,
and going to prayer group and Mass. Bernadine was a very strong
believer in her Catholic faith and always set a good example for
her children. She was also very kind and gentle. Bernadine was a
member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Catholic Order of
Foresters and Right to Life.
She married Stanley
Bender on February 1, 1951 in Sublimity, he preceded her in death
in 2000. Bernadine is survived by daughters: Stella (Robert)
Mendenhall, Shiela (Don) Foltz, Dorothy (Ed) Frank, Judy (Todd)
Baughman, and Clara Bender; sons: Raymond (Margaret), Terry
(Jane), Alan (Quonna), Ralph, Tom (Teresa) and Larry Bender;
sisters: Marie Krantz, Monica Stuckart, Helen Nelson, Margaret
Bork; brother: Ted Stuckart; 31-grandchildren and
20 – great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
sons: James and Ronald; and brothers: Alfred, Bob, Paul, Ray and
Recitation of Rosary
will be Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm and Mass of Christian
Burial will be Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:00 am both at St.
Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Interment in Jordan Pioneer
Special thanks to all of
the great people at Marian Estates and hospice for taking
wonderful care of our Mother. Donations can be made to Regis High
School or St. Mary Elementary School. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.