David L. Bendickson, 69, of Davenport, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Adventure Christian Community, 6509 Northwest Blvd., Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Tuesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Adventure Christian Community for the Heart Shot Ministry.
David Lee Bendickson was born in 1944 to Carroll and Edna Bendickson in Crookston, Minnesota. On August 19, 1965, he was united in marriage to Martha “Marty” Kinnick in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began his pastoral ministry in Grand Island, Nebraska, serving as the minister of the Stolley Park Church of Christ from 1983 – 1999. They moved to Davenport when David became the minister of the Central Church of Christ. Although he retired from pastoral ministry in 2008, he remained active in ministry until his Lord called him home.
He enjoyed working with his wife, Marty, selling real estate for Mel Foster Co. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoyed hunting, particularly bowhunting. This interest led him to teach kids about archery, ultimately forming Heart Shot, an active archery ministry at Adventure Christian Community.
Survivors include his wife, Marty of Davenport; daughters, Christy (Alan) Perkins, Syracuse, NY and Robin (Trent) Baker, Lincoln, NE; son, Troy (Tammy) Bendickson, Atlanta, GA; 12 grandchildren: Nathan and Madison Perkins; Micah, Lydia, Caleb and Levi Baker; and Kaitlyn, Lily, Charity, Tori, Oliver and Archer Bendickson; his mother, Edna Bendickson, Crookston, MN; two sisters, Sandy Bendickson, Crookston, MN and Kay (Jeff) Arthur, Bellevue, NE; nieces, nephews and numerous special friends, including his faithful “friend”, Tucker.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Bendickson family by visiting David’s obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.