Dale T. Bensend obituary

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006
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Mona, Iowa- Dale T. Bensend, 75, of Mona, Iowa died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. A Funeral was held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lyle, Minn., with Rev. Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mona, Iowa.

Dale was born on April 17, 1931 near Riceville, Iowa, to Cecil and Nina (Foster) Bensend. He graduated from Riceville High School and Austin Community College majoring in business. Dale married Donna Duenow on June 3, 1956 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lyle, Minn.

Dale worked as a carpenter and also worked at Hormel's for 22 years. He was a faithful member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lyle, where he served as Vice President, Council Secretary, Deacon and Trustee. Golfing, fishing and playing pool were his passions.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Virginia Knode, one brother Marvin Bensend and an infant sister.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Mona; daughter Tracy (Rob Arnoldy) Bensend of New Brighton, Minn.; son Chris Bensend of Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Bob Bensend of Osage, Iowa, and Russell Bensend, Riceville, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements made by Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa.