Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Reinhold “Reinie” Jacob Bendewald, 95, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Ashley. Pastor Barbara Krumm will officiate.
Burial will be in Ashley City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Reinie died peacefully on April 13, 2019 at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck.
Reinie was born March 31, 1924, on a farm in the Dry Lake area, to Jacob J. and Maria (Iszler) Bendewald. He was the third of seven children. At age 11, he moved to Ashley where he attended school. He worked at Ashley Bowling Alley where he met Phyllis Keim and they were married, August 11, 1946.
In January of 1947, they moved to Fargo where Reinie attended Molar Barber College. In September of 1947, they moved to Pierre, SD where Reinie completed his Master Barber apprenticeship. In July of 1950, they purchased Hein Barbershop in Ashley. Reinie barbered for 64 years until retiring in 2014.
He was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, a charter member of Ashley Ambulance Squad, served on the Ashley City Council, was a City Assessor, member of Ashley Chamber of Commerce, and a 68-year member of Ashley Lions Club. In the fall, Reinie sponsored and bowled on The Bendewald Barber Shop Bowling Team and when summer came, he golfed and played cards at Ashley Country Club. He and his wife, Phyllis, enjoyed traveling and in retirement spent time in Palm Springs, CA. Reinie was a devoted husband and father who is remembered for his kindness, gentle spirt and devotion to the Lord, family and friends. He was well read and enjoyed a good conversation.
Reinie is survived by his son, Ronald (Sandy) Bendewald of Spiritwood Lake, ND and his daughters, Barbara (Randy) Salzer of Bismarck and Paula Patterson (Larry Meidinger) of Ashley; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford (Barbara) Bendawald of Eagle, ID and sister, Leona Gepford of Caldwell, ID.
Preceding Reinie in death were his parents, wife, Phyllis (10-13-2013), four brothers and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Honorary Casketbearers will be members of Ashley Lions Club and the One O’clock Golf Crew.
Casketbearers will be Nichole Seigman, Carly Rohde, Matthew Salzer, Brandy Balkwell, Benjamin Salzer and Ross Bendewald.
The family prefers memorials be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Ashley Country Club.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.