Born: May 14, 1916 - Deceased: January 17, 2023
Martin Bendick Sr., 106, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, May 14, 1916, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.
Martin was a skilled craftsman who was employed by Swift and Company located at the National City Stockyards. He was a member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL where he served as an usher and a Sunday School Teacher. He was also a member of the Toastmasters. Martin loved God, family along with golf, bowling, growing tomatoes and playing cards with family.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Loving wife of 73 years: Geneva W., nee Stimson, Bendick
- Son: Martin Bendick Jr.
- Parents: John and Mary Bendick
- John Bendick
- Andrew Bendick
- Albert Bendick
- 2 sisters in infancy
- Son-in-law: Frank Heafner
Surviving are his:
- Donna Heafner of Belleville, IL
- Diane (Tom) Surber of Swansea, IL
- Stephen (Vicki) Bendick of Kimberling City, MO
- Daughter-in-law: Cheryl Bendick of Paducah, KY
- Steve (Bethany) Raetz Jr.
- Paul (Jenny) Raetz
- Ryan Bendick
- Kyle (Maribeth) Bendick
- Drew (Christen) Bendick
- Joe Bendick
- Angela (Justin) Lysakowski
- Brett (Kelly) Surber
- Great grandchildren
- Xavier Bendick
- Brooke and Evan Raetz
- Luke, Jackson and Tyler Lysakowski
- Martin and Grayson Bendick
- Carter and Emma Bendick
- Charlie and Abby Raetz
- Sylvia Surber
- Nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, January 23, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Wiesner officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.