Caryl Jean-Bender-Obituary

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Caryl Jean Bender

Marshfield, Wisconsin

Aug 5, 1930 – Oct 19, 2019 (Age 89)

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Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home - Marshfield Obituary

Caryl Jean Bender, loving wife and beloved mother, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Stoney River Memory Care in Marshfield..  She was born August 5, 1930 to Hugh and Irene (Molle) Darton.  Caryl Jean was raised on her parent’s farm on Century Road in the Town of Beaver.  She attended Sunnyside grade school and graduated from Loyal High school in 1948.


Caryl Jean and Merlin Bender were married June 4, 1949 in Loyal.  They enjoyed 67 years together until he passed away January 29, 2018.  They farmed in the Town of Loyal for 20 years before moving to Spencer where she worked for many years at the Spencer IGA.  Caryl Jean was a member of Trinity Lutheran church in Spencer and the Ladies Aid.


Caryl Jean and Merlin enjoyed many years of square dancing with friends.  She made her fancy dresses and his shirts to match.  They also had fun snowmobiling with family and friends on the trails of Clark and Marathon Counties and on the trails of Price County where they had a cabin on Solberg Lake and later after building a home on the Wilson Flowage outside of Phillips.


Caryl Jean is survived by her children; Marjean (Jim) Schlagenhaft, Kenosha and Tim Bender, Grahamsville, NY, grandchildren; Nicole (Scott) Wilson, Kristen (Jason) Krezinski, Kyle (Jennifer) Bender, Nathan, Autumn and Nicholas Bender, great grandchildren; Tanner and Abigail Wilson, her sister; Donna Lou (Lynn) Lawrenz and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son; Dennis.


Private family services will be held.


Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Going miss Caryl she was a nice person and her husband peace with you now you can be with your husband and jay
Ann and son Michael meddaugh

I am sorry to you and Donna Lou for the loss of your mother and sister. Caryl Jean was like an older sister to me. I remember a lot of good times with her family. She always had a smile on her face. Life passes too quickly.

I worked with Carol Jean at Spencer IGA she was fun to work with, enjoy her snowmobiling stories and learn many things from her Rest In Peace Caryl Jean.

So sorry for your loss I remember from late jay our Michael got to her and her husband many time nice people will miss now she by her husband and jay rest in peace Caryl jean

Sending thoughts and prayers from Mission, Texas. I always enjoyed visiting with Caryl Jean, my Mom Arva was a first cousin. That generation is almost all gone. I'm sure she has found peace in heaven, free from her illness.

I worked with this wonderful lady at Spencer IGA. I learned a lot from her. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Our Sympathy to the Families of Caryl Bender....Todd & Steff Meddaugh