Wanda J. Bench

April 6, 1922April 23, 2018

Wanda J. (Meleski) Bench, 96, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on April 23, 2018. She was born to Albert and Verna Meleski in Chappell Hill, Texas. She retired from Continental Can Company after many years of service. As a devout Catholic, she was an active member of the Altar & Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America, Court #1750. She was a life-long member of Polish National Alliance Progressive Lodge #2336 and served on the Board of Polish Home Inc. She is survived by her children Jean Baxter and husband Jack, Robert Bench and wife Georgie; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Stephanie Meleski Cegelski, as well as many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, April 26 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the chapel of Heights Funeral Home, the Rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 27 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 4419 North Main, Houston, Texas 77009. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, April 27, 2018

Wanda J. Bench

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Theresa Januhowski

April 26, 2018

To all of the Wanda Bench family .We would like to send our condolences . Mrs. Bench was a joy to be around and enjoyed talking with her when we seen her at different occasions. May she be at peace. All our love and prayers Andrew and Theresa Januhowski

Larry Gurka

April 24, 2018

Robert and family,
Elizabeth and I want to express our sincere condolences to you for your dear mom's passing. The care that you provided to your mother these last several years show the deep unwavering love that stands as an example for us all to follow. I applaud you. Wanda was a no-nonsense leader at the Polish Home. She ran a tight ship on the board and would challenge anyone who she felt was side tracked. I admired her.
May she now enjoy the fruits of her labor in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.