Orville A. BenderOrville A. Bender, 80, Superior resident, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
Orville A. Bender, 80, Superior resident, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1933, in Fargo, N.D. to Ruben and Clara (Bettger) Bender.
He was employed as grinder operator and section crew with the Burlington Northern Railroad for 41 years.
Orville married Betty Andrews on Jan. 25, 1958, and they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.
He was a member of The Salvation Army Corps and volunteered his time as a bus driver for over 10 years and served on their Corps Council. He was also an active volunteer at the Superior Senior Citizens Center.
Orville is survived by his wife Betty, Superior; daughter, Doreen (Jim) Timmerman, Superior; son, Dan (Wendy) Bender, South Range, Wis.; three grandchildren, Alicia and Charles Bender and Ashley (Josiah) Davey; three great-grandchildren, Lacey Danielson, Kacey Bachand and Skyler Edquist; five sisters, Leona (Pete) Faucett, Betty Anderson, Pearl Krueger, Alvina (Bill) Tinsley; Linda Anderson; two brothers, Jacob (Camie) Bender and Richard (Bev) Bender; three brother-in-laws, John Isaacson, David (Diane) Isaacson and Gary (Lisa) Isaacson; sister-in-law, Nancy Bender and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Donna Root, brothers Duane and Wilfred "Willie" Bender.
Visitation will begin at 12 Noon on Monday, April 1, at The Salvation Army, 916 Hughitt Avenue, Superior and continue until the 1 p.m. funeral service with (Ret.) Major Jacob Bender officiating.
The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leave an online condolence or to sign the guestbook at www.downs-lesage.com.