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Stanley A. Benda
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1920
Kingfisher
Kingfisher County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2013
Yukon
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA

Stanley A. Benda, 92, passed away Monday, the 18th of February at his home in Yukon, Oklahoma. He was born on November 17, 1920 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Tony and Bessie (Kohout) Benda. He worked on his parents' farm until he was drafted during WWII, serving in the US Army, 168th Battalion, seeing action in the Pacific area. After being honorably discharged, he returned to farming in Kingfisher. Eventually he bought a farm in Yukon, where he and Gladys lived for more than 64 years. Times being what they were, he supplemented farming by welding for more than 40 years. His favorite place of entertainment was dancing at Czech Hall, where he met his wife Gladys Straka. They married on April 10, 1949 at Czech Hall. They loved to go to the dance every Saturday night at Czech Hall. After retirement, they would travel to other Polka Fests outside the state. Stanley was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed getting together with friends and family and always said "If you don't have family you don't have anything." He loved a joke good or bad, was passionate about horses, enjoyed and endured farming, was patriotic and honored his country, was a great fan of his children and grandchildren, and polka dancing with his wife was his joy. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, his parents, and his brothers, Tony, Henry, and Victor. He was survived by his children; Steve and wife Carolyn of Yukon, Donna and husband Freddy Hale of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Billy and wife Kathy, of Arlington, Texas; and his grandchildren, Linsey, Candace, Bill, Jacqueline, April, Brian, Erica, and MaryBeth. He was also survived by his brother, Jerry and wife Sylvia of Union City and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Stanley will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial donations to Yukon Czech Hall, Yukon. A celebration of life was held at McNeil's Funeral Home, Mustang, Oklahoma on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Viewing was on Friday, February 22nd from noon to 8 p.m. Burial was at the Czechoslovakian National Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Tony Benda (1898 - 1965)
  Bessie A Benda (1897 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladys Mae Straka Benda (1929 - 2006)
 
 Siblings:
  Stanley A. Benda (1920 - 2013)
  Victor G. Benda (1925 - 2010)*
  Jerry Benda (1927 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Czech National Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Mike Casey
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105651457
Stanley A. Benda
Added by: Mike Casey
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
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 Added: Feb. 22, 2013
 
 
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