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Sylvia L Bender

July 3, 1925 — November 10, 2011

Sylvia Bender, age 86, of Colby, WI, formerly of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Golden Living Center Continental Manor in Abbotsford, WI.Sylvia L Bender was born on July 3, 1925 in Dorchester, WI the daughter of Benjamin and Clara (Rothamer) Ploeckelman. She attended school in Dorchester and on April 14, 1945 she was united in marriage to Henry Bender at St. Peter's Church in Dorchester. Sylvia helped farm with her husband and she also worked as a certified nursing assistant for 32 years with the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. She had a special friend, Walter Davis, who went to heaven in 2010 and very special neighbors Sheila Schillinger, her daughter Megan and family.She is survived by three children, Arlen (Julie) Bender of Unity, WI, Dale (Linda) Bender of Medford, WI and Sandy Malovrh of Medford, WI, 11 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and four sisters, Bernice (DuWayne) Miller of Eau Claire, WI, Delores (Elmer) Oehmichen of Colby, WI, Jolene Ploeckelman of Milwaukee, WI and Bonnie (Glenn Jr.) States of Wausau, WI.She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, three sisters, Donna (Elmer) Kaldunski, June Ploeckelman and SueAnn (Lester) Gumz, her parents, Benjamin and Clara Ploeckelman and a baby brother, Kenneth Ploeckelman.Funeral Services for Sylvia will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Pastor ???? will officiate. Interment will be in the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery in Christie, WI. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home In Neillsville.Honorary Casket Bearers are: Krystal Dohrwardt, Kimberly Schwamman, Richard Bender, Debra Bender and Patty Bender.Casket Bearers are: David Bender, Allan Bender, Gary Mann, Ben Mann, Ryan Bender and Brian Bender.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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