Michael B. Bender
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Michael B. "Mike" Bender, 53, of Gentryville, Ind., passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at his home.
Mike was born in Huntingburg, Ind., on March 4, 1961 to Anthony and Sandra Kay "Abshier" Bender.
Mike was a construction worker. He belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers and Laborer's Local 561. He was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Gentryville. He belonged to the American Angus Association. Mike served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed horses, cattle farming, Notre Dame football, the great outdoors, and spending time with his family.
Mike is survived by his spouse, Rebecca "Becky" Bender, of Gentryville; children, Michael Bender and his wife, Lindsey, of Indianapolis, Ind., Dylan Bender, of Gentryville, Ind., Andrew Ayer, of Chicago, Ill., Ashlyn Hayko and her husband, Matt, of Gentryville, Ind.; granddaughter, Lexi Rae "Toodle Bug" Hayko; parents, Anthony and Sandra Kay Bender.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial near Gentryville. Rockport American Legion Post #254 will present military honors. Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind., has been entrusted with care.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com
Boultinghouse Funeral Home Llc
527 Main St
Rockport, IN 47635
Published in Courier Press on May 17, 2014