Earl E. Bender
Canton - Earl E. Bender, 87, of Canton, passed away, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home in Canton, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He was born on September 14, 1933, to Earl W. Bender and Leatha (Standard). They preceded him in death.
Earl is survived by his wife, Susan (DelRio) Bender, whom he married on August 7, 1954, in Cuero, Texas.
Also surviving are five children, Earl "Buzzy" (the late Sandy) Bender of Canton, Billy "Dode" (Julie) Bender of Franklin Tennessee, Thomas "Toby" Bender of O'Fallon Missouri, Barbara "Missy" (Ed) Davis of Canton, and Carol "Mendy" (Douglas) Kepler of Peoria, Arizona. Ten grandchildren, Jeremy, Jared, Jacob, Jacey, Jessica, Joshua, Emily, Erika, Abbey, and Montana, and eight great grandchildren, Ethan, Alyssa, Avery, Trystin, Kelsey. Landin, Tatum, and Madison.
Also preceding him in death are two brothers, Mearl Bender, and Billy Bender, and two sisters Betty Laswell and Ollie Jean Bender.
Earl retired from Maytag after 24 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War from 1952 until 1956. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards. Earl loved to watch baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs, and the Fighting Irish Football Team. He also enjoyed going to Vegas, dancing, and traveling with his wife Sue. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family.
A funeral service will be held on Friday April 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial with military honors will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Easter Seals.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Sue, I was so sad for you when I read of Earl's passing. My prayers are for you and your family for comfort and peace. Keep those good memories close to your heart! Hugs!!!
So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts.
Cheryl and Tyler Lennington
To the Family and his wonderful wife Sue, he allowed us to call him Dad and he will be missed greatly by us both.
So sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Missy, Montana, & Ed I'm sorry to hear of your Dad passing
Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was a wonderful man. I enjoyed all the years I worked with him at Maytag. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Some of my fondest memories will be all our pitch games on the porch! Great conversation and always good food and snacks! Earl would share his stories of bowling and playing pitch at linn lanes. There was four of them that did this for years and one was my dad. Mendy and i have been great friends for years! Lots of fun times at the Benders growing up! Earl and Sue always welcomed me and I felt at home. I will forever be grateful for Earl and Sue and their entire family. ❤ Lori Cardosi
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