Marcel Wenceslaus Benda, 79, of Pilsen died March 28, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
He was born Oct. 5, 1932, near Pilsen to William J. and Lillian Bina Benda. He attended Pilsen Grade School and graduated from Lincolnville High School. He was a farmer and stockman and lived in the Pilsen community most of his life.
He married Irma Aksamit on Oct. 25, 1969, in Pilsen. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen, the Midwestern Polka Club, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Irma; and one son, William; both of Pilsen.
The Rosary and funeral were Saturday at the church in Pilsen. Interment with military honors followed in the Pilsen cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established with the Fr. Kapaun Guild.