Bender, Marcus Fred (Max), Bridgeport, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at home after a lengthy illness; age 78 years. Marcus was born on October 21, 1933 in Frankenmuth MI to the late Henry Bender Sr. and Alma (Weiss) Bender. He was married to Betty Jane Loesel on December 21, 1957, she survives him. Marcus served in the U.S. Army for two years, worked at G. Heileman Brewery and was a lifelong member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. He was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan and owner. Surviving besides his wife Betty are; a son, Timothy (Tamara) Bender and a daughter, Joni (Stanley) Szuber; 2 grandchildren, Marcus Raymond Bender and Lisa Faye Bender; brothers, Ruben (Mildred) Bender, Henry (Ellen) Bender Jr.; sister, Kathleen Weber; sister-in-law, Heidi Bender; brother-in-law Jack Loesel; sister-in-law, Kathy Wilson and many nieces, nephews and friends. Marcus also leaves his 3 Dachshunds, Ginger, Heidi, and Jenny. Marcus was preceded in death by; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene Bender, Edmar (Millie) Bender, Lester (Eleanor) Bender; brother-in-law, Ruben Weber; and niece, Sandy Opperman. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Rev. Gary Bender will officiate with cremation to follow. Marcusís family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St., on Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Media Ministry. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at