Loren Edward Bender, 75, of Meyersdale, PA, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, at WMHS Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, MD.
Born June 23, 1944, in Meyersdale, he was the son of the late Omar C. and Norma (Maust) Bender. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Austin, Richard, Elam, Leland and Mark.
Loren was a dairy farmer and owner/operator of Bender’s Outdoor Power Equipment. Previously, he was employed by Beachy’s and Bender’s Feed and a veal grower. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was a member of the Bittinger Mennonite Church. His faith and dependency on God helped on his thirteen year journey of Leukemia.
The family expresses gratitude to Dr. Zaman and the staff of WMHS Regional Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Leona (Yoder) Bender; seven children, LaVern, Lynton, Linda and Lorraine, all of Meyersdale; Loretta (Jack) Morgan and LaVonne, all of Accident, MD; and Lynette, Grantsville, MD; four brothers, Robert, Fayetteville, AK; Paul, Beaufort, SC; Jason and Luke, both of Grantsville; two sisters, Doris Kintner, Ft. Morgan, CO and Martha Classen, Aurora, CO; four grandchildren, Rachel, Joshua, Caleb and Rebekah Morgan.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Bittinger Mennonite Church on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Keith Yoder and Pastor David Steinhauer, Jr. officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Bittinger Mennonite Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
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Christian Aid Ministries
P.O. Box 360, Berlin OH 44610
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251