Published in the Pine County Courier, Sandstone, MN Aug. 3, 2017
Debra Kay Bender (Hansen) died on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home in St. Paul. She was 59 years old.
Debra was born to Florence and Axel Hansen on October 31, 1957.
She was raised in the Sandstone/Bruno area and attended school there. She moved to Minneapolis where she married her husband Thomas Bender on December 9, 1978. They had two daughters together: Elizabeth and Lucy. Debra worked in Minneapolis as an assistant manager at Arby's restaurant for 12 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved shopping, garage sales, motorcycle rides, picnics, the outdoors, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Thomas Bender; her children Elizabeth Bender and Lucy Custer (Bender) and her grandchildren Brandon Custer, Brittaney Custer, Rose Hernandez (Bender) and Anna Hernandez (Bender).
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Methven Funeral Home in Sandstone with Dale Olson officiating. Casket bearers are Tom Bender, Robert Custer, Lucy Custer (Bender), Daniel Olson, Brandon Custer and Dale Olson. Burial will be at Vilstad Cemetery in Bruno.
Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home