Bender, Elmer Otto Bender, age 96, of Swift Current, passed away at the Meadows in the early hours of December 14, 2019. Elmer was born on February 4, 1923 at Morse, SK. He was the second child of Jake and Emma Bender. Elmer was raised on a farm with his three brothers and two sisters, Walter, Lorraine, Luaine, Alan and Wilbert. Elmer married Margaret Hoffman on November 11, 1948. Together they raised five children on the family farm. In his younger years, Elmer enjoyed softball, curling and hockey. Always a farmer at heart, Elmer continued to offer advice to his son David, even after her retired and could no longer work on the farm. Elmer was also a councillor for the R.M. of Coulee and drove School Bus for many years. Elmer is survived by his children; Joan (Dwayne) Assen, Sandra (Elwood) Biech, Sharon (Shawn) Wilson, David (Chris) Bender, Mike (Wendy) Bender; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother Wilbert (Rose Marie) Bender and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in August 2016 and his brothers and sister and their spouses. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Snyder officiating. The obituary was read by Lynette Biech and a Life Tribute was given by Shawn and Karen Bender. The Pallbearers were Ryan Bender, Scott Bender, Shawn Bender, Tim Becker, Tony Melo and Carter Sorenson. The Honorary Pallbearers were Riley Wilson, Christopher Wilson Lisa Wolfe, Alana Melo, Lynette Biech, Anita Sorenson, Cody Bender and Lesley Krahn. The Interment Service took place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Elmer was a loving caring man who cared for his family and enjoyed helping his friends out. In his memory, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Noble Irwin Health Care Foundation, 2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current, SK S9H 0X6. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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Dr. Noble Irwin Health Care Foundation
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current SK S9H 0X6