Curt Bender
1949 - 2020
December 16, 1949
September 14, 2020

Bender, Curtis "Curly"

CAMBRIA - Curtis Myron Bender, age 70 of Cambria, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Curt was born on Dec. 16, 1949, at Portage Hospital to Myron and Leona (Steifner) Bender. He graduated from Markesan High School in 1969, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served four years. After serving in the military, Curt met and married the love of his life, Bonnie Glaeser on April 25, 1976, in Fond du Lac. He helped run Bender's Produce Farm with his parents, wife and children, Jon and Jim. In 1981, Curt began working for the Department of Corrections in Waupun and Fox Lake Correctional Institutions as a sergeant. While working for DOC he also worked part-time as a school bus driver, he would tell people that driving school bus was his favorite job as he enjoyed being with all the kids. Curt was a driver for 23 years. Just prior to his retirement from the DOC in 2009, he began working as a rural route driver for the Markesan Post Office. He was well liked by the people on his route. Curt retired from the Post Office on July 22, 2017.

In his retirement, Curt enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; Devin, Tyler, Dalton and Hugo. He was a member of the Abendroth-Connolly American Legion Post 282 and a driver for Miller Enterprises. His lifelong hobby was listening to music, recording songs on CD's and making lists about music.

Curt is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Jon (Corey) Bender and Jim (Abby) Bender; four grandchildren, Devin, Tyler, Dalton and Hugo; a sister, Roxene (Terry) Richter; three aunts, Lois (Bob) Miller, Betty Laper and Mildred Roder; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Curt will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Markesan Community Funeral Home, 868 North Margaret Street, Markesan and on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A funeral service for Curt will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Markesan Community Funeral Home with Pastor Kurt Hagen officiating. Burial will follow at Salemville Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Abendroth-Connolly American Legion Post 282.

A memorial fund has been established in Curt's name.

Per the family's request, those attending service please ask that masks be worn.

Markesan Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Published by on Sep. 17, 2020.
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Nice man. Always friendly and such a hard worker. I worked in Corrections with him. I pray for peace and healing for the fa.ily.
Carol Briones
September 19, 2020
I just heard about Curt's passing a few days ago. I worked with Curt at the "Walls" and he was a very pleasant person to work with and be around. Please accept my condolences. May God grant you peace and serenity at this time.
Frank Garro
September 17, 2020
No words can express the heartfelt loss we are feeling for loosing such an amazing person. He was more of a Big Brother to the Miller cousins . Curt rarely ever missed a family gathering. So many fond memories especially my 18th birthday camp party that you and Curt chaperone in the Dells. Only Curt had a good night sleep in the little pop up tent while the rest of us piled in the Ford Truck waiting out the storm that went through. Of course nothing compares to Denise's 16th birthday party. Boom Boom we are all here for you!!
Doreen Bigler
September 16, 2020
Please accept my sympathy Bonnie. Good memories at ceramics.
Marlene Kohn
marlene kohn
September 16, 2020