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April 20, 2017 Obituaries - Daniel H. Bender
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Daniel H. Bender

1926 - 2017

Daniel Howard Bender, 90, Harrisonburg, passed away April 12, 2017 at Crestwood of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

Mr. Bender was born on August 20, 1926, in Kalona, Iowa and was the son of the late Lewis and Barbara Miller Bender. Mr. Bender was a lifelong farmer, owning farms over the years in Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa, and Virginia.

He moved to Virginia to start the Student Financial Aid Office at Eastern Mennonite College, now university. Mr. Bender was also a plumber and electrician for Belmont Builders. He loved nature and was devoted to his wife, family and the Mennonite church. He was a member of the Park View Mennonite Church.

On November 23, 1947, he married the former Ora Magdalene Kremer who preceded him in death January 20, 2014.

Surviving are two daughters: Debra Hope Bender-Stewart and husband Clifford, Cape Carol, Fla., Judy Loraine Yoder and husband J. Byard, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Evan D. H. Bender, Linville; Eric Kremer Bender and wife LuAnn, Harrisonburg; a sister: Mary Bender Miller, Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren: Jeremy Byard Yoder, Jonathan Blake Yoder and wife Jonalyn, Joseph Eric Bender, Malinda Joy Bender, Mary Kathryn Bender and Michael Evan Bender.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Bender was preceded in death by a daughter: Holly Ann Bender and siblings: Nina Bontrager Yoder, Clarence Bender, Vera Yoder, Paul Bender and Gladys Fisher.

A memorial service was held at Park View Mennonite Church, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with Rev. Phil Kniss officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, in Memory of Daniel and Ora Bender, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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