Jane Ellen Bender


June 28, 1937 - June 18, 2010




Jane Ellen Bender was born June 28, 1937, at Mitchell, to Clarence and Genevieve (Volz) Rehorst. She attended St. Peter’s Catholic Grade School and graduated from Farmer High School in 1955. In 1958, she became a registered X-Ray Technician and was employed at St. Joseph Hospital and Methodist Hospital in Mitchell.  

On November 26, 1959, she married Lloyd Bender at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Farmer and moved to Fulton. She was a life time member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, choir member, taught C.C.D and was a L.A.S member. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, Lloyd, spending time with her grandkids, music, feeding her birds, and shooting fireworks on the fourth of July.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; one son, Robert Bender of Fulton; three daughters: Christie Ellison and husband, Jeff of Sioux Falls, Betsy Tobin and husband, Matt of Fulton, Barbara Janssen and husband, Jay of St. Bonifacius, MN; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Rehorst and wife, Verla of Colorado Springs, CO, Donald Rehorst and wife, Mary of Alexandria, SD; two sisters, Lorna Martin of Ocean Springs, MS, Mary Rehorst of Omaha, NE; and one sister-in-law, Sharon Rehorst of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Paul Rehorst, one granddaughter, Samantha Bender, and one daughter-in-law, Susie Bender.



Monday, June 21, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Rosary Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 22, 2010
10:30 AM
Saint Peter's Catholic Church
Farmer, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Fulton, South Dakota

Posted by Mavis Gardner on July 11, 2010
Dear Lloyd: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jane. I am in shock! I know she will be missed, not only by you and your family, but by your friends and neighbors. I remember her as being a joyful and giving person. My sympathies. Mavis
Posted by Ron & Doris Bender on June 24, 2010
Lloyd, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Jane's upbeat attitude, fun-loving nature, and her warm smile; she surely will be missed. Please know that you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
Posted by Wanda (Bennett) Still on June 21, 2010
So sorry to hear of Janie's passing. She always had a smile & always made time to stop & visit. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Richard and Carol Kunkel on June 21, 2010
So sorry to hear about Jane. She was such a great lady, always a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed at the church I am sure. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Susan (Degen) Hanley on June 21, 2010
So Sorry to hear of your loss!. Our thoughts and prayers to the family!
Posted by Jacki Sweisberger (Kunkel) on June 21, 2010
So very sorry to hear about Jane. She will be greatly missed. I have very fond memories of her in the Church Community and during my many years in CCD in Farmer.
Posted by Beverly Hummel on June 21, 2010
TO ALL OF JANE'S FAMILY: We were very sorry to hear of your loss. The things that come to mind when I think of Jane are smiles, fun loving, and a Christian woman. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Bev and Randy Hummel
(Sharon's sister for those that don't know me).
Posted by Denis and Sylvia Taft on June 20, 2010
We just learned of your loss of Jane, Lloyd. It has been a long time since we last saw you guys. Janie was a kind and caring person. We had lots of laughs living together through all of our xray training. Lloyd, you and your family will be remembered in our prayers. God be with all of you.
Posted by Betsy Bueltel on June 20, 2010
Jane was such a kind hearted ,fun person . It has been been years since I have seen her but I will never forget how she was a "kid at heart" and great to be around. Betsy and family--I will keep you all in my prayers. Love, Betsy Bueltel
Posted by Shari Hilton on June 20, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We loved your mom. I have so many memories from us growing up so close. She will be truely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Paulette Tobin on June 20, 2010
I vividly remember the times I met Jane. They were just a few, but enough to know she was a funny, caring woman and just a pleasure to be around. God bless all who mourn her loss. -- pt, grand forks nd
Posted by Julie (Zens) Doorn on June 20, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss she will be truely missed. Your in our thoughts and prayers..
Posted by Leah Balding Christensen on June 20, 2010
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, my prayers are with you all.
Posted by Shirley Ritzman on June 20, 2010
Deepest sympathy to her children, grandchildren & husband. She will truly be missed.
Posted by Milton Leischner on June 20, 2010
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss her.
Milton Leischner (Adeline Flamming)
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