June 1, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Donald C. Bender, 69, of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, WI.
Donald was born May 31, 1950 in Milwaukee, WI to Curtis and Caroline (nee Peiffle) Bender. Donald was a graduate of Hartford Union High School class of 1969. He was united in marriage to Mary L. Anderson on March 24, 1973 at Galilee Lutheran Church in Pewaukee, WI.
Donald is survived by his loving children, Jason (Bonnie), Joshua (Marcia), and Jamie. He was the proud grandpa of Kristopher and Kaleb; dear brother of Geri (Glen) Kurth, Debra (Michael) Bauer, Dawn (Dan) Dowske; and dear brother-in-law of Barbara (James) Brueckner, Frederick (Maren) Anderson, Ronald Anderson, and Donna Wachtendonk. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Frederick and Doris (nee Soberg) Anderson; his beloved wife of 43 years, Mary; brother-in-law, “Skeeter”; and niece, Sherie.
Visitation for Donald will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St. – Hartford, WI 53027. According to the family’s wishes, no formal services will be held.