Born: May 16th, 1938
Passed: September 29th, 2022
Michael Edward Bender was the second child of Edward Paul Bender and Marie Dahl Bender. He was born on the 16th of May, 1938 in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on the Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.
Michael was baptized on June 12, 1938. He was baptized at St. Catherine's Church on the east side of Detroit. Mildred and George Stocker were the sponsors.
He is the grandchild of Henry Charles Bender, Elizabeth Ott Bender, Nellie Rehfeldt Dahl and William Frederick Dahl Sr. , all of Detroit, Michigan.
He lived on Townsend St. in Detroit with his parents and his older sister Nancy from May, 1938 until the spring of 1942 when he moved to Sheridan St. in Detroit.
In July, 1943 Michael moved to 4651 Alter Rd. where he remained until he moved to 11284 Diamond in Sterling Heights in 1961. He resided here until the late 1970s when he moved to 7312 Mohansic Drive in Bloomfield Hills where he lived throughout the remainder of his life. He passed away in this house on September 29th, 2022.
Mike started his career at Dodge Main in Detroit as an electrician apprentice. He completed his apprenticeship at the Chrysler Highland Park plant in the later part of the 1960s. Subsequently he then transferred to the Chrysler Tank Plant in Warren, Michigan. Later, the tank plant was bought out by General Dynamics from which Mike later retired as a master electrician.
Mike has been layed to rest in St. Lawrence Cemetary in Utica, Michigan. He is buried next to his parents, Edward and Marie, and his brother William.