Robert Bender

Dates

June 20, 1960 - October 28, 2017

Obituary

Robert Bender, 57, of Fulton, died Saturday, October 28, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Fulton. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at the church with a 7:00 PM prayer service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Robert Lloyd Bender was born June 20, 1960 in Mitchell, SD to Lloyd and Jane (Rehorst) Bender. He graduated from Hanson High School in 1978. After he graduated from South Dakota State University he farmed with his father and also worked as a seed dealer for Wensman Seed Company for a number of years. He married Susan Schieffer on February 14, 1991 in Mitchell.

He loved spending Friday nights with his family-especially his two granddaughters. He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and hunting, and had a passion for being on the farm.

He is survived by four children Patrick (Jenica) Bender, Forestburg, Jacob (Miranda) Bender, Fulton, Tristan Bender, Fulton, and Savannah Bender, Fulton; father Lloyd Bender, Fulton; two granddaughters Jalyn and Jacee Bender; sisters Christie (Jeff) Ellison, Sioux Falls, Betsy (Matt) Tobin, Fulton, Barbie (Jay) Janssen, St. Bonifacius, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his wife Susan in 2007; daughter Samantha in 2006; and mother Jane in 2010.


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Scripture Service begins at 7:00 PM.

St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church
220 5th Street
Alexandria, SD 57311

Service

Date
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Location
St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church
220 5th Street
Alexandria, SD 57311

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Fulton, South Dakota


Posted by Laura Berg on November 1, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts go out to Betsy and the Bender family.
Posted by Orval & Millie Rogers, Miller` on October 31, 2017
Bender Family
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Heather Krajefska (Paulson) on October 31, 2017
Praying for Robbie's children and grandkids and all who loved him. He was such a funny and kind man. I will miss him. Love and Prayers from Illinois.
Posted by Lyle and Byrd Overby on October 30, 2017
We're so sorry for your loss. Your family has had so much sorrow to bear already. May you feel comfort from the Holy Spirit, family and friends.
Posted by Carm Roster on October 30, 2017
Betsy and the entire Bender family. My thought and prayers will be with you in the days and months ahead. May your faith and strong
Family bond help you through yet another traffic loss. Rob was such an amazing man - that smile, his kind words, his willingness to help other, his thoughtfulness- will be missed by so many. Jane,Sue and Sammy are now holding in their arms and rejoicing in Heaven. RIP Rob and God Bless the Bender family.
Posted by Diane (Locken) Schuls on October 30, 2017
Sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May God's peace be with you all in the days ahead.
Posted by David DeVries on October 30, 2017
The entire family is in my prayers.
Posted by Sharon Kertscher Ziegler on October 30, 2017
My heart just aches for all of you...thinking of you!
Posted by Al & Gayle Roeder on October 30, 2017
Our sincere sympathy.
Posted by Bev and Randy Hummel on October 30, 2017
Our sincere sympathy to the Bender family. We are so sorry to hear this tragic news. God be with all of you. (Sharon Rehorst's sister)
Posted by Duane & Joyce Coatsworth on October 30, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to you all. May he rest in peace
Posted by Regina Holmes on October 30, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Praying that God will give each family member the strenght needed in this difficult hour, i send my deepest and sincere condolences.
Posted by Marcia Beech on October 29, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this very sad and difficult time. Robert was kind, tender hearted and a genuinely wonderful person. I enjoyed seeing him and his family when they stopped to visit at the Harley Davidson store at Faribault, MN. Let your heart be lightened to know how much he loved you all and how proud you made him. I'm so very sorry.
Posted by Tami Meadors on October 29, 2017
So very sorry for your loss!! My you find peace and comfort at this difficult time🙏
Posted by JonandKayeSmith on October 29, 2017
Very sorry for all the family’s, so sad, love prayers and Sympathy ✝️✝️✝️🙏🏼
Posted by Matt and Jayne Barnard on October 29, 2017
Praying for you and your family.
Posted by Jerry and Karla Haas on October 29, 2017
Lots of thoughts and prayers have been headed your way this weekend. We were in Omaha when we heard the news. Have been thinking of you all since. Keep the good memories close. Your Dad was THE BEST! Hang in there.
Posted by Heidi Goldammer on October 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are sent! So very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all! ❤️
Posted by Doug and Deb Abeln on October 29, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bender family.
Posted by clyde hirsch on October 29, 2017
Prayers to the family, He was one of those amazing guys that will never be forgotten. But left this world way to soon. RIP Rob
Posted by Dale magnuson on October 29, 2017
Rest in peace and watch over your loved ones
Posted by Gara Stadlman on October 29, 2017
Robert used to come into where I worked and ordered a cake a couple of years ago for his graduate. He was an extremely sweet and polite guy. After that first encounter, he would come in and do a quick shopping trip and we would always have a quick chat before he would head out. He was always so positive, and smiled. He seemed to make my day a little brighter. Sending prayers and thoughts to the family.
Posted by Lynn Hanson Heiter on October 29, 2017
My heart aches I'm So Sorry for Your loss. Sending Many Prayers. Rob was such a Wonderful Guy & a Beautiful Human Being inside & out. RIP Rob
Posted by Cindy Yates (Easton)Carolyns daughter on October 29, 2017
We have truly lost a great kind loving person! Rob always had a smile on his face and kind words. Rob is my cousin that I grew up with just a mile down the road! People, we are not promised tomorrow, so live each day ad if it were your last! We love you Rob and you will be missed greatly! May God be with your family and drop his loving arms around you and help you to get through this! God bless
Posted by Jim and Jacqui Schieffer on October 29, 2017
Our words cannot express our sympathy and sorrow, so let them be a prayer for a better tomorrow.
Posted by Joan (Franks) Clarence on October 29, 2017
So sorry for your loss! I babysat for him he was a good kid. We lived across the road from them and my dad Orville worked for Lloyd until mom and dad moved to town. I'm so so sorry it's so hard to believe it. Rest in peace Robbie! I'll keep your family in my prayers.
Posted by Dennis and Julie Kobernusz on October 29, 2017
Our heart breaks for your family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Posted by Pat McCann on October 29, 2017
To Lloyd, Robbies siblings and children so sorry for your loss
Posted by Dan and Mitzi Bender on October 29, 2017
Your family has had to deal with so much tragedy. The Lord must have something great in store for all of you since you have endured so much.
Posted by Dennis & Cheryl (Bender) Kunkel on October 29, 2017
Our thoughts & prayers go out to all the Bender families.Denni & I enjoyed our little visits with Rob when we were out riding our Harley’s on a Poker run !! Great guy he will be deeply missed. Prayers to you all.
Posted by James Tegethoff on October 29, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for All Families
Posted by Shirley Ritzman on October 29, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to a wonderful family. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Glenda (Ewing) Labenz on October 29, 2017
My thoughts and prayers to the Bender family. Such a great guy, such a loss.
Posted by Michael Fitzpatrick on October 29, 2017
My thoughts and prayers
Posted by Gloria Weber on October 29, 2017
My sympathy for the Bender family
Posted by Amber Norfolk on October 29, 2017
I'm so very sad and sorry for your loss Patrick, Jenica, Jacob, Tristan, Savannah and the rest of your family. Your dad was an amazing guy. One of the nicest people ever and he was so proud of you kids! I'm sending hugs and prayers.
Posted by Val Uptagrafft on October 29, 2017
My sincere sympathy to the Bender family. May God comfort in this time of sorrow🙏
Posted by Miriam Yates on October 29, 2017
I knew Rob from having worked with his wife. The thing that so impressed me was how he loved his family. I truly will miss seeing him now n then. My sincerest condolences to the children and other family members...I am so sorry!!
Posted by Rollie & Peggy Hotchkin on October 28, 2017
Our sympathy to the family. We will keep you in our prayers
Posted by Rick Semm on October 28, 2017
My heart goes out to all the family in this time of sorrow. He now is with those who have gone before him. Rob, give grandma Alice a hug and nibble her ear and tell her it is from me Fair wind and calm seas my friend.RIP
Posted by Joyce and Dale Folsom on October 28, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers to the Bender family.
Posted by John and Pat Muiilenburg on October 28, 2017
Our most heartfelt sympathies go out to the family we love the Benders they were great neighbors great people and Robbie was a very special guy so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Loren Letcher on October 28, 2017
So sorry for your loss!!
Posted by Vickie (Hartman) Mitchell,Richard & family on October 28, 2017
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for all the family & friends.
Posted by Cindy Boggs on October 28, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the Bender family. Rob was such a great guy. He will be truly missed.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on October 28, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the Bender family! Rob was a nice guy and will be missed by many!
Posted by Jim & Pat (Moe) McIntosh on October 28, 2017
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Bender family at this time for the sudden and tragic loss of your dear loved one. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Chris Rundles on October 28, 2017
I'm so sorry! He was a great guy!! Always friendly!!
Posted by Tim Begalka on October 28, 2017
What a wonderful, honest, and courageous man. He will surely be missed. My sympathy to close friends and family.
Posted by Debra & Gene Gieselman on October 28, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Posted by Ed Anderson on October 28, 2017
I am so glad I have been able to say I met this man. I enjoyed visiting with him when he would visit my store which was just this week. Our condolences to his family.
Posted by Dave Smith on October 28, 2017
I am so sad to see someone so young taken away. My Most Sincere Condolences.
Posted by Glenn and Regina Osborn on October 28, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the Bender family.
Posted by Gary and Donna Goldammer on October 28, 2017
This is too hard! We are so sorry! We love you all!
Posted by Jayne M.Zobel on October 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss and he will be missed!
Posted by Ronnie, Renee and Courtney Roth on October 28, 2017
Sending our deepst sympathy to all of you. May God give you the strength you need right now and give you His peace.
Posted by Glenn Schaefers, Sioux Falls on October 28, 2017
Deepest thoughts & prayers to all the Bender Family .
He will be truely missed by all that had the pleasure to have known him . He was a blessed human being .
There will be 3 Angels in heaven that will be happy to see him .
Rest In Peace Rob
Posted by Glenn Schaefers, Sioux Falls on October 28, 2017
Deepest thoughts & prayers to all the Bender Family .
He will be truely missed by all that had the pleasure to have known him . He was a blessed human being .
There will be 3 Angels in heaven that will be happy to see him .
Rest In Peace Rob
Posted by Glenn Schaefers, Sioux Falls on October 28, 2017
Deepest thoughts & prayers to all the Bender Family .
He will be truely missed by all that had the pleasure to have known him . He was a blessed human being .
There will be 3 Angels in heaven that will be happy to see him .
Rest In Peace Rob
Posted by Lanette Orduna (Semm) on October 28, 2017
I grew up with Rob, we used to visit my Aunt Alice and lived playing on the farm.. will miss getting his cards and family updates.. love and hugs!
Posted by Tami McKillop (Aslesen) on October 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rob's family. Rob was a amazing guy that always knew how to make everyone smile and laugh. I have a lot of fond memories of Rob as I am sure all of you do. He was a great friend and father. May he rest in piece with your mom and sister.
Posted by Brad Rands on October 28, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family!
Posted by Glenda Hartman on October 28, 2017
To Betsy and to all the Bender family.. My heart is heavy and is with you during this difficult time. Sending strength from Iowa. My sympathy for your tragic loss. Rob will be missed dearly........
Posted by Barb and Brian French on October 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bender family during this difficult time🙏
Posted by Randy Smith on October 28, 2017
Sorry for you loss he was great friend and he will be missed
Posted by Ron & Doris Bender on October 28, 2017
To the entire Bender family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy at this time for the sudden and tragic loss of your dear loved one. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Dana Jodozi on October 28, 2017
So sorry! You are in our thoughts!
Posted by Lynnette Schilling on October 28, 2017
My thoughts snd prayers to the Bender Family.
Posted by Susanne Muilenburg Dennis on October 28, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Mike Folsom on October 28, 2017
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So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the family from AZ.
Posted by Patty Mikkelson Graeber on October 28, 2017
So sorry for this loss. Praying for comfort and a peace for Roberts family.
Posted by Paulette and Mark Tobin on October 28, 2017
To Betsy and all the Bender family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please take good care of yourselves during this difficult time. Sending love and hugs.
Posted by Marge wagner on October 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss prayers to the whole family
Posted by Ruth & Dan Olinger on October 28, 2017
Our sympathies to the family.
Posted by Dick and Darla Klinger on October 28, 2017
What a terrible loss for all who knew Rob, but most especially for all of his loving family. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
Posted by Tammy Bosanko on October 28, 2017
Sorry for the loss of a wonderful, kind hearted man, I feel blessed to have known him.
Posted by Dick and Jan Smith on October 28, 2017
Sorry for your lost, keeping you in our prayers.
Posted by Rachel Eich@yahoo.com on October 28, 2017
sorry for the loss
Posted by Judy&John Paradeis on October 28, 2017
Thinking of the family at this difficult time.
Posted by Craig & Lisa McManus & family on October 28, 2017
Prayers to the Bender family. Rob was a good, good man & will be deeply missed. To his kids......Dad is with mom now.
Posted by Kim Steilen on October 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bender Family at this time of sorrow
Posted by Julie Lind (Klinger) on October 28, 2017
My thoughts and prayers to the Bender family. Dear God please watch over Rob.
Posted by Kim West on October 28, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Tim Hoffmann on October 28, 2017
So sorry and my thoughts and prayers for all the family.
Posted by Garth and Candy Couey on October 28, 2017
So very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ruby VanScharrel on October 28, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. We'll keep you in our prayers for strength in the upcoming days. Elwood & Ruby VanScharrel (Miranda's grandparents)
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