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Bernadine Genevive Bender
December 21, 1927 – June 2, 2011


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 John Stuckart.

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 Cemetery, Jordan.

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.



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