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Monday September 30, 2019
1:30 PM
The funeral service will be held in St. Peter Lutheran Church (758 8th Street SE) on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating.
Hillside Cemetery
In memory of
Eleanora Alma Bender
March 20, 1924 - September 25, 2019 - Age 95

Eleanora Alma Bender of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the age of 95 years, beloved wife of the late Joseph Bender. She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Keith (Loretta) Bender, Dale (Wilma) Bender, Judy (Ron) Turner, Greg Bender (Brad Dunham) and JoAnne Bender all of Medicine Hat; eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren; one sister, Eileen Miller of Grenfell, Saskatchewan; one sister-in-law Janet Schmidt of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; her brothers-in-law Curt Kunkel and Darrell Johnson of Saskatoon and Bill (Elaine) Kunkel of Esterhazy; her nieces and nephews as well as her good friend Helen Hahn. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Kathreina Schmidt; her husband Joseph on January 14, 2000; one brother Norman Schmidt, one sister Ruth Hoehn; one brother and twin sisters in infancy. Eleanora was born on March 20, 1924 at Neudorf, Saskatchewan the eldest daughter of Henry and Kathreina. On April 8, 1945, she married Joseph Bender in Neudorf where they farmed south of there for the next eleven years. In 1956, they moved with their four children to Medicine Hat where their fifth child was born. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Monday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in St. Peter Lutheran Church (758 8th Street SE) on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society c/o 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1 or to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Eleanor Bender.

Message from Myrna Miller September 27, 2019

My sympathy to Eleanor's family, how fortunate you were to have such a special person your lives. I remember her as having a warm and happy spirit.


Myrna Miller
Message from Doug and Charlotte September 27, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear about Aunt Eleanor's passing. We will remember her as a friendly, kind and caring person who was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all her family.
With our heartfelt condolences


Doug and Charlotte
Message from Faye Knoblick September 27, 2019

Dale, Wilma and family: so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Remember all the good times, a Mother is a very special person and you were fortunate to have yours for such a long time in your lives...take care.


Faye Knoblick
Message from Faye Knoblick (former Sears employee) September 27, 2019

Greg and Brad: so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. A Mother is a very special person in our lives and you were fortunate to have yours for such a long time.....thinking of you, take care.


Faye Knoblick (former Sears employee)
Message from Frank Lemna September 28, 2019

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family

Frank and Lori (Heitrich) Lemna


Frank Lemna
Message from Darrell and Susan Johnson Riverside Estates Sk. October 01, 2019

Our Sincere Condolences on Aunt Elenor’s passing to All Family.....I remember visits as a child she was an Excellent Host and gave multiple Hugs... my kind of Auntie!
May you all find peace as she is with Uncle Joe again...
Find strength in the days ahead with the Countless Fond Memories you have of her


Darrell and Susan Johnson Riverside Estates Sk.
Message from Murray &Donna Gjosund (Adolf) October 01, 2019

Sorry to hear of aunt Eleanor's passing, our deepest sympathy to the family.


Murray &Donna Gjosund (Adolf)