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Jimmy Bendixen 1936-2009

Jun 16, 2009

A memorial service for Jimmy Bendixen, 72, of Emmetsburg will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Military Rites will be presented by members of V.F.W. Post 2295. Inurnment will be in Rolfe Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, at the funeral home.

On Saturday, June 13, 2009, Jimmy Bendixen passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.

Jimmy Lee Bendixen was born Aug. 5, 1936, on the family farm north of Rolfe, the son of Clarence and Amelia (Shaw) Bendixen. He was a graduate of Mallard High School. Following his education, Jimmy enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Jimmy returned to the area and worked for several local filling stations. He spent most of his working years as an employee of the telephone company and Durnell Engineering. Following retirement, Jimmy liked to stay busy working several odd jobs. He enjoyed gardening, working on puzzles, playing cards and having coffee at Food Pride. Most of all, he loved to spend time with friends and family.

Jimmy was a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #2295.

Left to cherish is memory are his daughters, Janelle Tonderum and Jennifer Buettner (Chad) all of Ayrshire; two sisters, Lois Reinders of Milford and Janice Brown (Roger) of Mallard; brother, Larry Bendixen of Mallard; eight grandchildren, Justine, Jake, Jared, Jackie and Joseph Tonderum and Jordan, Cami and Justin Buettner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeanette Darling.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com