Delmer A. Bender age 85, of Greenville passed away at 12:03 am Saturday, January 22, 2022, at his residence.
Delmer was born June 11, 1936, in Darke County to the late Harry O. & Flora (Fremd) Bender. In addition to his parents, his son, Douglas Bender also preceded him in death.
Delmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois (Robbins) Bender; daughter, Diane Bender of Sidney; grandchildren, Nicole & Chris Rinehart of Trotwood and Ty & Kelly Bender of Arcanum; great grandchildren, Joshua Bender, Lilly Bender and Noah Bender; and a sister, Wilma Miller.
Delmer owned and operated a mowing service for 23 years, was a truck driver and worked at Emery Air & Freight. Delmer retired from the Darke County Home where he was groundskeeper. He was a member of Woodington Congregational Christian Church. Delmer was an avid John Deere enthusiast, loved tinkering in his barn and enjoyed camping.
A special thanks to EverHeart Hospice, Carol, Anna Mae, Melvin, Phyllis, Galen, Judy, and Russ.
A private funeral service will be held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jim Fulton officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice or the Darke County Cancer Association