August 1, 1950 -- February 1, 2019
Duane E. Bender, 68, of Middlebury, died at 6:15 pm on Friday, February 1, at
Goshen Health Hospital, Goshen after a brief illness. He was born on August
1, 1950 in Goshen to Omer and Barbara (Bontrager) Bender. Surviving are his
mother of Middlebury; three brothers, Dale (Wanda) Bender of Shipshewana,
Omer (Kristi) Bender of Knoxville, TN, Mark (Esther) Bender of Middlebury
and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father
and a brother, John Bender. Duane had worked many years at Indiana Wood
Products, Middlebury. He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles,
hunting, trapping and fishing. He also enjoyed riding his bicycle, which he
had done on almost a daily basis. A memorial service will take place at 2:00
pm on Saturday, March 23 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street, Middlebury. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.
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My condolences to the family. Duane and I were best friends growing up.
Grade school through high school and beyond. Fishing, trapping, hunting,
baseball, riding bikes, motorcycles. Great times. Many memories.
From: Dave Frye
Duane E. Bender