Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

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Lorene Thelka Bendele

January 26, 1933August 8, 2019

Lorene Thelka Bendele

Lorene Helmke Bendele went home to her heavenly father on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 86. Lorene was born on January 26, 1933 to Walter and Irma Helmke. She is proceeded in death by her parents, loving husband Oscar Lloyd Bendele, sisters; Lucille Galm & Ruby Krueger; son Waylon Glen Bendele; grandson Waylon Lloyd Bendele; and sister-in-law Lillie Mae Moos. Lorene is survived by her daughters Janice (Mike) Nickel, Lorna (Gary) Carriere; sons, Ronnie (Becky) and Harvey Bendele; grandchildren: Jenson (Lisa) Nickel, Kaylin (Kris) Ledford, Emily and Eric Balser, and Becca Bendele; great-grandchildren: Landri and Newt Nickel, Madison and Hailey Ledford; sister Louise Jung; brother-in-laws Wilford (PeeWee) Bendele, Earl Moos and Edward (Junie) Krueger; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The family will receive guests at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the church with interment to follow in Our Lady Guadalupe Cemetery in Helotes.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Lorene Thelka Bendele

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Crystal Skolaut

August 14, 2019

Every time I was with Lorene, I admired her nice smile , home and her family dedication. We had the sad connection of losing a son. She shared some wise words with me then. On a much more important note...obviously to all who knew her, realized Lorene relied on God in all things sad and happy...all life’s events.!

To Lorene’s family...you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your faith bring you through this grieving time.

I’m sorry this is late. I just now heard,.
Love to all