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Michael Francis Bender

December 5, 1969 — August 18, 2023

Shawnee

Michael Francis Bender

Michael Francis Bender, age 53, the son of Mary (McDonald) Bender and F. Eugene Bender died unexpectantly August 18 th from heart disease. Michael was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, graduated from Linn Mar HS in 1988 and the University of Iowa in 1992, receiving his CPA in 1995.

Michael married Shannon Allen on August 4, 2001 in Hawaii, and they have two amazing children Samantha and Max. Michael was considered a hero to his kids and he was passionate about family time and watching the kid’s activities. He was an avid sports fan (graduating from the Packers to the Chiefs) and loved music. Michael lived in Shawnee, KS with his family and worked in business and accounting for many years, most recently with Horizon Financial Solutions.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shannon; his two incredible children Samantha and Max; his mother Mary Bender; four sisters Lisa (Jeff) Bender; Shelly Fabac, Amy (Rob) Sturenfeldt, and Laura (John Legate; and many nieces and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his father F. Eugene Bender.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Cross Points Church in Shawnee, KS on September 9 th with a
visitation at 1pm followed by a celebration service at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Michael’s honor to the American Heart
Association or to the Michael Francis Bender Memorial fund for his children’s college funds, investing in
their future.

 

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