Note: BENDER, Daniel J. - Peacefully, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Daniel J. Bender of Nith View Home in New Hamburg and formerly of Wellesley. Dan was born in Kitchener 78 years ago. Son of the late John I. Bender and the late Mary Jantzi. He was a member of the Wellesley Mennonite Church and farmed near Kingwood, coming to Wellesley in 1966. He was also employed at the Grand River Hospital from 1968 to 1992.Beloved husband of the late Agnes L. (Roi) Bender, who predeceased him December 8, 2003. Dear father of Stan Bender and his friend Dana of Kitchener, Nancy and her husband Ray Haarsma of Petersburg, Steven and his wife Chris Bender of Wellesley, Carol and her husband Dan Soucy of Kitchener and Paul Bender of Wellesley. Loving brother of Selma and Nelson Roth of New Hamburg. Brother-in-law of Willis Lichti and Mabel and Arley Shantz.Cherished grandpa of Nicole and Jason, Adam and Troy, Katie, Michael, Kristen, Jessica, Samantha, Tiffany, Amber, Natasha, Carly, Alan and Brandon; great-grandpa of Lincoln.Predeceased by two sisters, Elfrieda Steinmann and Laura Lichti; a brother-in-law, Rudy Steinmann and a nephew, William Lichti.Visitation at the Futher Bros. Funeral Home, 1172 Henry St. in Wellesley, where family and friends will be received today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Wellesley Mennonite Church, 157 David St. South, Wellesley, on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 2 p.m. Pastor Julie Ellison White will officiate. Burial will follow in Rush's Cemetery, Wellesley.Memorials to the Wellesley Mennonite Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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