Kenneth C Bender

1963 - 2019

Kenneth C. Bender, age 55, of Findlay, died at 12:49pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at St. Vincents in Toledo, from injuries he sustained from being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He was born on December 12, 1963, in Wood County to the late Herbert E. and Helen M. (Lozier) Bender. Ken is survived by a brother, Roger E. Bender of Findlay; sisters: Mary R. (Bryan) Parsell of Cincinnati, Ohio and Judith L. Hutton of Findlay. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl A. Foltz. Ken worked at Blanchard Valley Industries and was proud to have won a Gold Medal in the 1978 International Special Olympics in track and swimming. He loved riding his bike, and could be seen riding all year long, as evidenced by him putting over 24,000 miles on his bike in a single year. He also had a strong love for people and for his community. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Upper Room Church of God, 520 West Bigelow Avenue in Findlay. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday at the church with additional visitation for one hour prior from 9:30-10:30am. Pastor David Price will officiate and interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Memorials may be given to Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 232, Findlay, Ohio 45840 in memory of Kenny Bender. This helps support the Findlay Police Dept. annual bicycle rodeo to purchase helmets and safety equipment for young riders. Online condolences are welcomed at