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Mildred “Millie” Bender, 95

  Mildred “Millie” Bender was called to her heavenly home Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Covenant Glen - Frankenmuth; age 95 years. Millie was born on January 23, 1925, in Frankenmuth, MI. She was married to Ruben Bender on December 5, 1948; he predeceased her on January 18, 2014. Along with raising her children, she helped her husband run the family farm. Millie belonged to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and was a member of LWML and the Blanket Making group. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

  Surviving are children Ann (Jerry) Browning, Sally (Jim) Walker, Jim (Mary) Bender, David (Teri) Bender and Peter (Julie) Bender; grandchildren Ethan Browning (fiancÚ Trish Tillman), Andrew (Maureen) Bender, Elizabeth (Nick) Kitchen, Amanda (Jesus) Grafilo, Stephen (Jennifer) Bender, Matthew (Laura) Bender, Evan, Owen and Lillian Bender; great-grandchildren Declan and Kellan Bender, Maya and Miguel Grafilo, Charles, Henry and Amelia Bender; one sister Marie (Roy) Schreiner; sisters-in-law Kathleen Weber, Betty Bender and Ellen Bender, brother-in-law Erwin Bauer and many nieces and nephews.

  Besides her husband, Ruben, Millie was preceded in death by one sister Dorothy Bauer; brothers-in-law Eugene (Heidie) Bender, Edmar (Mildred) Bender, Henry Bender, Marcus Bender, Lester (Eleanor) Bender and Ruben Weber.

  Funeral Service took place on Monday, June 29, 2020, at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 1030 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Media Ministry, Wellspring Lutheran Services Hospice, or Valley Lutheran High School Growing Campaign.

  The family would like to thank the staff at Covenant Glen and Wellspring Hospice for their loving care. Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Craig Johnson, 70

  Craig Johnson passed away with family by his side on Saturday June 27, 2020; age 70 years.

  Craig Johnson was born on December 2, 1949 in Lead, SD to Marlys Johnson and the late Sterling Johnson. He was married to Sharon Roberts on October 20, 1979; she survives him.

  Craig honorably served in the US Navy as a fire control technician on the USS Kamehameha submarine. He was employed by Hewlett-Packard as a computer technician until his retirement. He was also an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

  Surviving besides his wife (Sharon) are two children, Sabra (Dave) McGinnis and Gibran Johnson; two grandchildren, Katie and Sean McGinnis; two brothers, Kevin Johnson and Mark Johnson and one sister, Heather (Andrew) Khan; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service was held at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, on Wednesday, July 1.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the I Support the 1% Veteran Food Pantry.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.


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