Donna L. Bendt passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Riverview Healthcare Community, Flandreau. Donna was born January 18, 1931 in Lincoln, Co., Minnesota to B.A. and Margaret (Scofield) Story. She received her early education in country school and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1950.
Donna was married on August 27, 1950 at Flandreau, SD to Loren Bendt and they farmed at White, SD. In 1957 they returned to Moody County to farm until moving on to the Bendt home farm in 1973. She worked at Dakota Industries for many years, helped Ardyce Samp hang drapes and then worked in the laundry at Riverview Manor in Flandreau from 1987 until retiring in 2011. Loren preceded Donna in death on December 9, 2015. Donna was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, WELCA, Moonbeam Extension Club and enjoyed fishing and going to the casino.
She is survived by 2 children, Patricia Blackketter, Elkton, Doug Bendt, Flandreau, granddaughter, Krystal (Barry) Wingfield, Mankato, MN, 4 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Caden, Kayl and Khiley, 2 brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Story, Dell Rapids, Jerry (Walberga) Regensburg, Germany and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter-in-law B.J. Bendt, and son-in-law Robert Blackketter, 1 brother, Kenny, 1 sister, Dorothy and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Flandreau, with burial in Union Cemetery, Flandreau. On-line condolences may be left at Skroch Funeral Chapel.