Florence Helen Bendt
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Florence Helen Bendt
  • March 22, 1920 - May 30, 2017
  • Naperville, Illinois

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Born to eternal life on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 97. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Adeline and Leon Nowacki, her sister, Virginia, and brother, Geralde, as well as Lawrence, her loving husband of 46 years. Beloved mother of Therese Mikec (Larry), Ellen Stuart (Monte), and Lawrence Bendt, Jr. (Sherry). Cherished Grammy of Paul Mikec (Rosie Steffen), Amy Mikec, David Mikec (Amy), Cynthia Marchetti (Joe), Jared Bendt and Jason Bendt (Tina White). Special Great-Grammy to Alex, Allison, Ben, Jude, Molly, Jordan, Aaron, Ethan, Delilah and Juliette. Further survived by her cousin Marie, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Florence created a loving home in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and then moved to Collierville, Tennessee to be a caregiver to her brother, Jerry, and most recently lived with her daughter, Ellen, in Naperville, Illinois. She was an accomplished artist, creating beautiful porcelain and ceramic pieces, as well as crocheted blankets. She and Lawrence were very active in the Catholic Church, and they were one of the fifty founding families of Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville. A visitation will be held at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Avenue (IL Rte. 53), Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, June 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Catholic Church of the Incarnation, 360 Bray Station Rd., Collierville, Tennessee, beginning with a visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m.