Gerald "Jerry" A. Bender
Gerald A. “Jerry” Bender, 74, of Sherman, died at 1:20 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 6, 1944 in Springfield, to Adam John and Elizabeth L. LeFever Bender, He married Deborah M. Little on May 26, 1972 and she survives.
Also surviving are one son Christopher Lee (Kanoelehua) Bender of Springfield; one daughter, Stephanie Ann (James) Fowles of Springfield; six grandchildren, Emmalia, Kaiwi, Kalea and Makanoe Bender and Wesley and Reid Fowles; three sisters-in-law and their husbands and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Jerry was a member of the Air National Guard serving from 1965 – 1971. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield. He was a member of AMVETS, American Legion; Antique Studebaker Club and did volunteer work with area veterans. Jerry worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs retiring in 2000 after 35 years of service.
Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Monday, November 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Church in Springfield.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Monday, November 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Church in Springfield, with Reverend Manuel Cuizon. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS or the Alzheimer’s Association.