Geraldine "Tootie" Bender, 59, died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home, with visitation starting an hour prior to the service.
Geraldine was born on June 29, 1959 in Bismarck, ND, the daughter of Michael and Joan (Feist) Weichel.
She was raised and educated in Bismarck. Geraldine married Dennis Bender on July 14, 1978, in Bismarck. They were happily married for 40 years.
Geraldine enjoyed her 31 years of employment at Loaf & Jug, where she worked in several positions throughout her career. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, and family get-togethers, especially at Christmas.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis, Bismarck; mother, Joan, Prescott Valley, AZ; brother, Terry, Prescott Valley, AZ; two sisters-in-law, Linda Almer and Christine Masseth, Bismarck; and brother-in-law, Tony (Jo) Bender, Agar, SD. She also has four nieces, five nephews, four great-nieces and three great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Michael, and her sister Rhonda.
She will be buried later in the spring, at Worms Cemetery, Linton, ND.