Darwin Duane Bender

Standish, Michigan
June 11, 1947 - January 20, 2021

Service Location

Riverside Mennonite Church, 3620 East Twining Road, Turner, Michigan 48765

Services

A memorial service for Darwin will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Riverside Mennonite Church, 3620 East Twining Road, Turner, Michigan 48765. Reverends Lyle and Gerald Swartz will officiate.

Obituary Notice

Darwin Duane Bender, age 73, of Standish, Michigan’s Elm House passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.

Darwin was born June 11, 1947 in West Branch, Michigan to the late Lloyd and Edna (Swartz) Bender. Darwin resided at Jenkins Care Home in Alger, Michigan for numerous years where he was active in attending Both Alger Bible Church and Alger Methodist Church. He was also a longtime participant with Arenac Opportunities and enjoyed bowling. Darwin had a pure spirit and a love of God that was an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and caregivers!

Darwin is survived by his brother, Karlan (Linda) Bender of Ann Arbor, Michigan; sister, Elaine (Pat) Borsa of Leesburg, Indiana; nieces and nephews Kati (John) Schmucker, Doug Bragg, Greg Bragg, Lee Bragg, Jacob (Melissa) Bender and Josh Bender; great nieces, Lydia, Hannah and Abby Schmucker and Charlotte Bragg; great nephews, Daniel Bender and Max Bragg; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, caregivers and friends.

There will be a memorial service for Darwin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Riverside Mennonite Church, 3620 East Twining Road, Turner, Michigan 48765. Reverends Lyle and Gerald Swartz will officate. He was laid to rest in Sims Whitney Township Cemetery with his parents on Friday, January 22, 2021. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Cemetery

Sims Whitney Township Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan

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