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Mary E. Bembinster

January 6, 1949 — June 2, 2023

Des Moines

 

Mary Ellen Bembinster, 74, of Des Moines, Iowa died peacefully in her daughter's home from bladder cancer on Friday, June 2, 2023 in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

Mary was born in Wausau, Wisconsin and made Des Moines, Iowa her home in the early 1970's. She is survived by her two children, Bette Schwager and Rob Bembinster Jr. Her brother, Frank (Betty) Sadowski, Sister, Debbie. Eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert Bembinster Sr., her brothers, David, Michael and Phillip Sadowski, and her granddaughter Erika Schwager. 

Mary's visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. followed by her funeral and burial. This event will be live-streamed on her life tribute page at www.BrainardFuneral.com. A Celebration of Life in memory of Mary will be held on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Louie's Wine Dive, 4040 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa where Mary was employed, and well loved for the last ten years of her life. 

She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings - Ariana Dancu 

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Celebration of Life (Iowa)

Saturday, June 24, 2023

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