Marie Dost (Benda), 84

Marie Dost (Benda), 84, of Marshalltown passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Central Iowa Health Care in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, with a public visitation being held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016. Memorials may be made to Iowa River Hospice in Marie’s name per request of the family. For condolences please feel free to contact www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234.

Marie Helen Benda was born to the proud parents of Albert and Mary (Medricka) Benda on August 8th, 1931 in Toledo, Iowa. She graduated from the Toledo High School with the class of 1949. After her graduation Marie worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for five years, and enjoyed every day. On June 17th, 1954 Marie was united in marriage to Henry Dost at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown. The two made their home in Marshalltown and raised seven children. Marie was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. While raising her children Marie worked at Cashway Lumber Store for 28 years until she retired in 1996. When she was not preoccupied with her family she volunteered at the Iowa River Hospice until she physically was not able to continue. She was also actively involved in the Central Iowa Eye Openers, Drum and Bugle Corp. Marie was a one of a kind women and will leave many with treasured memories.

Left to cherish Marie’s memory are her brother Bob Benda; children: Frieda Mae Dost, of Nevada, IA, Marcia (Gerald) Eilers, of Redfield, IA, Sue Ann Dost, of Corpus Christi, TX, David Dost, of Marshalltown, IA, Cindy (Randy) Swaim, of Columbia, SC, Joni Hickman, of Toledo, IA; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Mary; husband Henry, and daughter Barbra Lefton.