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Leo J. Bendele, age 78, passed away Dec. 2, 2009 at his home. Leo was born Dec. 13, 1930 just north of Devine to the late Levi Louis and Theckla Ida Theis Bendele. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Bendele and sister, Viola Hoover. Leo was a 1948 graduate of Devine High School, and worked for 33 years at Kelly AFB as a B52 Aircraft Preplanning Chief. After retirement from Kelly, he spent the rest of his years pursuing his interests of ranching and travel. Survivors include his loving wife of over 56 years, Elizabeth Hutzler Bendele; children and their spouses, JoAnn and Shelton Viney of Midland, James and Linda Bendele of Zapata, Barbara and Mark FitzSimon of Castroville, and Thomas and Tania Bendele of Zapata; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lillian Martin of Hondo, Annie and Robert Hutzler of La Coste, and Levi and Deborah Bendele of Golden, CO; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Devine. Memorials may be made to the or Christus VNA Hospice, 4241 Woodcock Drive, San Antonio, TX 78228. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com

Published in Express-News on Dec. 5, 2009
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