Obituary of Raymond William Bendfeld
Raymond William Bendfeld
(December 16, 1934 - April 20, 2019)
Raymond was born to Bernard and Mary Bendfeld on December 16, 1934. He grew up on a farm near Heisler. Raymond passed away peacefully on April 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose.
As a young man, he travelled the world working in the oilfield. He had many great stories that he enjoyed sharing with his children and grandchildren.
Raymond then settled down and began farming. He married Leona Lohr and they made their home on the Bendfeld farmstead at Heisler. Raymond loved farming, socializing and playing cards, especially poker. He always enjoyed a visit with family and friends.
Raymond leaves to cherish his memory his children Keith (Rhonda), Kathy (Joe), Terry and his son-in-law Jim; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother Joe (Eileen).
Raymond was predeceased by his wife Leona; his daughter Shelly; his parents Bernard and Mary; eight brothers Henry, Ted, Otto, Arnold, Verner, Alphonse, Leander and Leo; three sisters, Rose, Hattie and Catherine; and Leona’s parents Clyde and Edith Lohr.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019 from the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery, with the Rev. Mary Ann Pastuck officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments was held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Masonic Hall (5021 - 48 St).
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Raymond's memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to the S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance.