Harvey Bendorf, 98, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 5, 2007

The funeral service for Harvey E. Bendorf, 98, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Owatonna. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Harvey died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Good Samaritan Center. He was 98. He had previously been a six-year resident of the Broadway Care Assisted Living.

He was born in Merton Township on June 23, 1909, the son of Emil and Minnie (Meschke) Bendorf. He went to country school and then later took training on machines at a technical school in Minneapolis.

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Harvey had worked at an implement manufacturing plant and at Standard Oil Co. in Charles City, Iowa. For many years he mowed, raked and shoveled snow, for several people and businesses in the Freeborn County area.

He is survived by his nephew Donald Longrehr; special friends Annette and Lowell Bruns of Alden, Annabelle Frazier and the residents of Broadway Care Assisted Living; and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Albert and Lloyd Bendorf; and four sisters Adeline Longrehr, Alma Sepin, Ida Checkel and Elsie Brown.

Harvey lived a simple life and will be remembered for always giving, never taking. One small act of kindness and he would reply with, &8220;And thank you for that and and there you have it.&8221; The world is a better place because of you, you will be &8220;forevermore&8221; in our hearts, Harvey.