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Obituary of V. G. "BEN" BENDA
V.G. "Ben" Benda, 84, died Oct. 29, 2000, at his home in Madera, Calif.
He was born Dec. 28, 1915, at Marion. He was engaged in farming with his father in Kansas and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Later he joined Ford Motor Company Tractor Division, experimental department at Dearborn, Mich. 
After moving to California, he joined Petrucci's Farm Machinery & Heavy Equipment. After retirement he owned a sewing and appliance business.

He lived at Madera, Calif., for 37 years and was a member of the Catholic church.
He is survived by his wife, Ida of the home; one son, Scott of Eagle, Idaho; one daughter, Gwendolyn Craig, Madera, Calif.; four sisters, Gerada Shramek of Hutchinson, Constance Maranville of Northglenn, Colo., Marcella Biehler of Sheridan, Ore., and Joan Black of Victoria, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held Thursday morning at Madera, Calif. A graveside service was held Saturday morning at Holy Family Parish, Pilsen, with Father Steve Gronert as celebrant.
Burial was in Pilsen Cemetery.
Memorials have been established in his name with the American Heart Association or St. Joachim's Church School, Madera, Calif. 
Transcribed and Contributed by Kenneth Thomas

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