TOLEDO - Helen Marie Benda, 85, of Toledo passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in rural Toledo. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Survivors include six children, Pat (Mary K.) Benda of Macomb, Ill., Tim (Gail) Benda of Ionia, Mich., Conni Benda of Woodward, Judy (Tom) Kopriva of Clutier, Larry (Sandy) Benda of Webster City, and Tom (Theresa) Benda of Pine Island, Minn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Monique) Benson of Williamsburg, Va. and Ben Benson, of Cedar Falls; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice.