May 7, 1928 ~ December 13, 2016
Omer Bender, 88, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 6:35 am on
Tuesday, December 13, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen. He was
born on May 7, 1928 in Kosciusko County, to Omer and Dora (Miller) Bender.
On October 8, 1949 in Elkhart County he married Barbara Bontrager,
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Duane Bender of
Middlebury, Dale (Wanda) Bender of Shipshewana, Omer L. Bender of
Knoxville, TN, Mark (Esther) Bender of Middlebury; six grandchildren, five
great grandchildren, four step grandchildren and seven step great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John
Bender. He was a member of Forks Mennonite Church and drove truck for
Zook-Ag Trucking of Goshen for 33 years. In retirement he enjoyed traveling
with his wife. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday December 15,
at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, December 16, also at the funeral home.
Services will be conducted by Pastors Phil Yoder and Richard Martin. Burial
will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. .
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To my neighbor and friend Barb, so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for
you as you go through this difficult time.
From: Ava Breniser
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We are so sorry that we were unable to make it for the viewing. Know that
you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.
From: Levi & Ruth Knepp Bontrager
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So sorry we could not make it to the viewing and funeral
From: Dave and LoreneSchrock
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I was so sorry to learn of Omer's death. I tried to come to the viewing but was
unable to be there. I enjoyed taking care of Omer while he was on the South
Unit at Greencroft. It was nice getting to know his family and I really enjoyed
talking with Barb. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
From: Sue Hochstetler, CNA