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.