Chris Bendixen

October 30, 1946 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 72)

Chris Bendixen, 72, of Olin, Iowa passed away on November 6, 2018 at his home in Olin, Iowa.   


A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Olin, Iowa. A visitation will be held Thursday, November 8 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at Antioch Cemetery in rural Anamosa, Iowa.


Chris was born on October 30, 1946 to Werner and Margaret (Osterkamp) Bendixen. He attended schools in Wyoming and Oxford Junction. He married Carol Moore on November 2, 1964 and worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Wendling Quarries for 25 years. Chris really enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends.


Those left to cherish his memories are his children Deb (Steve) Heiken of Wyoming, Stacy (Don) Yerington of Muscatine, Trent (Mary) Bendixen of Olin, Rod (Krista) Bendixen of Cedar Rapids, Willy (Vicki) Bendixen of Mechanicville, ten grandchildren; April Smiley, Christopher Postel, Kasey Bean, Kelli Ubben, Beth Bendixen, Mitchell Bendixen, Seth Bendixen, Jordan Bendixen, Zach Bendixen, Kourtney Bendixen, one great-grandchild Brooke Farrington, sisters; Margaret (Tom) Rohwedder of Wyoming, Anna Marie Entsminger of Anamosa, Sylvia (Eldon Covington) Rickels of Anamosa, Evelyn (Jim) Heinsius of Cedar Bluff, his twin sister Chrystal (Steve) Klatt of Olin and brother Richard (Arlene) Bendixen of Amber. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol, two brothers Werner Jr. and Hans and sister Helen Fall.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.


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