Gene E. Bendix

January 9, 1928 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 91)


Gene Bendix peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, April

25th at the age of 91. Gene was born on January 9, 1928 in Michigan

City, Indiana to Norman Bendix and Ella(Russell) Bendix. Gene is

preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia, grandson, James

Helmer and sister, Beverly Kelch. Gene is survived by his wife,

Susan, daughters, Gretchen Gallenbeck, Mary Jo, Judy Roeder

(Jerry), grandchildren; Chandel Bingen(Dan), Heather Vande

Kolk(Todd), Erich Roeder (Ashley) and great grandchildren; Tyler

Wendt, Cody Wendt, Calista Muraski, Easton Roeder and Colton


Gene served in the Navy and then attended Milwaukee School of

Engineering where he received his Engineering degree. He was hired

by Johnson Controls Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he

was employed for over 35 years as a technical writer developing

instructional manuals for the electrical equipment produced by

Johnson Controls.

Gene’s active life included baseball, bowling, golf and traveling.

But it was his ongoing desire to improve life for others in his

Cedarburg community that prompted him to volunteer his services

for various activities such as driving seniors to their appointments,

(Senior Van) for over 20 years, delivering Meals on Wheels, bringing

Holy Communion to those in LaSata Nursing Home and serving in

various functions at his Cedarburg parish.

After snowbirding since 2007 and then moving permanently to Sun

City West in 2016, Gene discovered new ways to enjoy life, especially

by joining the Handi-Capables Club where he found the perfect

combination of special friendship and healthy exercise. Then waterwalking

became his favorite activity three times a week.

His sense of fun and fellowship never wavered throughout his life.

He will always be remembered for his bright smile and positive


Gene’s life will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Sun

City on Friday, May 10th with a 12:00PM Mass and a lunch to follow. In

lieu of flowers, donations to the Handi-Capables Club would be

greatly appreciated or donations to the charity of your choice.  Please join Gene’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on his tribute wall at

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Time of Remembrance
May 10, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
9827 Palmeras Drive
Sun City, AZ 85373


Handi-Capables Club
19803 R. H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West AZ 85375
Tel: 1-623-544-6120

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