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Lawrence Donald Bendlin

February 24, 1946 - November 4, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Lawrence Donald Bendlin

Lawrence Donald Bendlin

Born: February 24, 1946
Died: November 4, 2019
Age: 73

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     Lawrence “Larry” Donald Bendlin, the son of Clarence and Mary (Freeburg) Bendlin, was born on February 24, 1946, in  Spencer, Iowa. He was raised and received his early education here graduating from Spencer High School. Following graduation, he worked at A.M. Laundry, Spencer Pak and then at Eaton’s. While working at Eaton’s he was a machinist. He worked there until his retirement in 2006.

     He married Laura Cunningham on October 8, 1966 in Spencer, Iowa. The couple made their home in Spencer, where they raised their family. Larry loved to deer and duck hunt, go fishing. He belonged to the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club. He was a Boy Scout Leader with the Webelos. He was an avid reader, liked to play pool and enjoyed being outside. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

     Larry passed away on November 4, 2019 at his home at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Laura; his brother, Jim and his sister-in-law, Connie.

     Left to cherish his memory are his children: Donald Bendlin and Shane Bendlin both of Spencer, IA, Benjamin Bendlin and his wife, Erin of Spirit Lake, IA, Ashley Bendlin and Haley Bendlin both of Spencer, IA; his grandchildren: Tessa, Amber, Brent and Brea Bendlin; two great grandchildren: Dax Ginger and Rayne Cowell; his brother, Bob Bendlin and his wife, Sue of Spencer, IA and Susan Morgan and her husband, Bob of Grants Pass, OR; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
The Rev. C. Peter Maisenbach
Andy Lukes
Mike Lukes
Eric Lukes
Jason Martin
Matt Bendlin
Rob Bendlin
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 - 7:00P.M., Tuesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“Bob and Sue
Thinking of you and extending our sincere sympathy during your time of loss. ”
- Paul and Joye
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:23 AM
“Bob, Sue and families,
I extend to you my deepest sympathy for your loss.
May you find comfort in family, friends and community
and most of all in your memories.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:54 AM
“So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Larry was a good friend of my brother, Cliff. We did get together with larry & Laurie at my parents home or at Larry's when we were all home, always a good time. He will be missed by his family and friends. Prayers for all.”
- Sue kabrick Watkins
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:53 AM
“Larry was a great dad and friend to others loved his humor he will be missed ”
- Erin Kennedy bendlin
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:21 PM
“Prayers and sympathy to the Bendlin family. RIP”
- Frank and Jean Kennedy
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Larry will be missed.”
- Joyce (Singelstad) Freeman
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 6:06 AM
“Laurie and family
So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. So many memories of him at the laundry always had a joke. Thoughts and prayers to you at all.”
- Fayette Butler
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:34 AM
“So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I have known Larry all of my life as our parents were great friends. I remember the good times we had at the farm while our parents played cards. He will certainly be missed but not forgotten.”
- Tom Rhodes
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:25 AM
“Larry will be missed by us all, sorry he is gone. From the Jones, and Mengelsen families prayers of healing.”
- Tiffany Jones
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM
“So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Prayers send to Laura and the boys and their families. He was such a nice, friendly guy. He will be missed greatly.”
- Barbara (Tewald) Sorenson
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:55 AM
“Larry was a really good guy. He taught me a lot at work. He will be missed”
- Tami Evertsen
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Loretta and all of the family! Sending hugs to Loretta!!! 💖 Lenore Page and Bob Lockey”
- Lenore Page
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“I'm sorry for the tragic loss of Uncle Larry. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Sara Adams
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“i am so sorry for you loss prayers to all and Gods blessings i worked with larry at eatons he will be missed by many ”
- vicki jensen
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:57 PM
“I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.”
- Jason Martin
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:57 PM
“I became friends with Larry while working at Eaton Corp. what a great person to have shared time with. He was a super great Walleye Fisherman, winning many first place prizes. To the Bendlin family, know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.”
- Robert Berven
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:17 PM
“So sorry to hear about Larry. My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family. RIP Larry”
- Sharon lachner
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