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December 28, 2017 Emery E. Bender
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1927 - 2017

Emery E. Bender, 90, of Kalona, died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Pleasantview Home. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in Kalona with Pastor Floyd Helmuth officiating. Burial followed in the East Union Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Home where Emery had resided for the past 28 years.

Emery E. Bender was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Washington County, Iowa, the son of Samuel E. and Gertrude (Gingerich) Bender. He worked at Maple-crest Turkey Plant, the Kalona Sales Barn and the car wash. Emery was a charter member of Sunnyside Conservative Church and enjoyed playing games, especially dominos and while he was still able to attend church services, he and his sister, Rosetta, would entertain guests in their home following the service, playing games and eating ice cream.

Survivors include his Sunnyside family and his Pleasantview family.

Preceding Emery in death were his parents; and infant brother: Cletus; and his sister: Rosetta.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is caring for the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com

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