Ida Bendix, age 94, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo, Minnesota. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minnesota, visitation will be from 10:30-11:30, one hour prior to the services at the church.

Ida was born October 28, 1924, the daughter of Noah and Ida (Bohlman) Pochardt on the family farm near Russell, Minnesota. She was baptized on November 27, 1924 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russell and later confirmed in her faith on May 7, 1939 at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler.

Ida was united in marriage to Harvey Bendix on December 12, 1948, at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshall. They lived and farmed near Echo, Minnesota for several years. In 1958, they moved the family to Boyd, Minnesota where they farmed until Ida and Harvey retired in 1984. From there, they relocated to Granite Falls, Minnesota. Their final move was to a new townhome in Montevideo, Minnesota in February of 2006. Ida loved Christmas and little children.

She was always on the move and enjoyed caring for others. She loved being with family and friends. Ida is survived by her children, Beverly (Marshall) Herfindahl of Boyd, MN, Connie (Daniel) Schmid of Stillwater, Larry (Susan) Bendix of Boyd; grandchildren, Eston Herfindahl, Arie Herfindahl, Angela Schmid, Tamsen Schmid Barrett, John Bendix, Lindsey Bendix; great grandchildren, Morgan Herfindahl, Aurora “Rory” Barrett, Zanon Barrett; as well as nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Ida Pochardt; husband, Harvey; brothers, Albert “Ole” Pochardt, Carl Pochardt, Art Pochardt; sister, Sarah Pyle.

In lieu of flowers, family would like you to consider a donation to your local food shelf or the hospice organization of your choice. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo. For online guestbook, please visit