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Laura  Bender

February 2, 1924 — October 20, 2016

CLERGY
Rev. Dan Flyger
MUSIC
Pianist ~ Harriett Schaeffer
Congregational Hymns
“I’ll Fly Away”
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“My Jesus, I Love Thee”
“Victory in Jesus”
CASKETBEARERS
Neal Bender
Stephen Sims
Le Bender
Brian Boote
Josh Boyd
Jason White
Chris Sill
Tim Pust
Andrew Hoerauf
Laura Bender was born on February 2, 1924 to Henry and Anna Marie (Magstadt) Gimbel in rural Scotland, South Dakota. On February 10, 1946, she was united in marriage to Eugene Bender in Scotland. Together they made their home on a farm 16 miles south of Gregory. She was a devoted farmwife. She milked cows, raised chickens, and in 1946, she even helped Eugene move a windmill from one hill to another. In the winter of 1946, they moved to southwest of Tripp and lived there for 5 years before permanently settling on their farm in rural Scotland. In 1997, a short time after Eugene’s passing, Laura moved into Scotland. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Scotland. She served as a pianist for the congregation and as a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Scotland. At the age of 59, she began her first ever paying job at Gurney’s. She went on to work at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland. Many remember her as an active neighbor in the community and for her delicious homemade noodles.
Laura passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston having attained the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 18 days.
Laura is survived and remembered by her children: LeRoy (Rosemary) Bender of Scotland and Shirley (Eldon) Pust of Appleton, MN; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and her sisters-in-law: Martha Gimbel of Scotland, Adeline Bender of Winner, and Martha Bender of Marshfield, WI.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, her parents, great-granddaughter Kendall White, sisters: Anna Hoffmann, Ella Paulson, Clara Nachtigal, and brothers: Albert Gimbel, infant Adolf Gimbel, and John Gimbel.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Monday, October 24, 2016

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Fellowship Baptist Church

751 2nd St, Scotland, SD 57059

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