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Jennifer Sue Bender

January 02 , 1982 - May 21 , 2023

Jennifer Sue Bender

January 02 , 1982 - May 21 , 2023


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

4:00 ~ 8:00 PM

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Instate 10:00 AM

Service 11:00 AM

Kirby Free Will Baptist Church

Flat Rock, Michigan 



BENDER, Jennifer S., age 41, of Huron Township, May 21, 2023. Beloved wife of Douglas Bender.  Loving mother of Levi and Isaac. Dearest daughter of Joseph Garro. She is also survived by her sisters Cheryl and Lisa. She was preceded in death by her mother Wendy Cain and her grandparents Samuel and Susan. Jennifer was a member of Kirby Free Will Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kirby Free Will Baptist Church.  


  • Jen, you were a sweet niece and a loving mother. We will miss your smile and your outgoing nature. You were a huge part of our family. Condolences to your great husband Doug and your wonderful boys. Our heart is breaking. Sam and Laurie Garro
  • I've known Jennifer Garro Bender since she was 2 years old and she always lit up the room when she came in. I admire how she dearly loved her family and most of all, her Lord Jesus. She will greatly be missed. Valerie Parent
  • Words can’t express how I feel for the loss of Jen but I can say heaven has gained a angel. She will be missed and I pray for healing with all of you. Erica & Scott Lorentz
  • Dear Doug, Isaac and Leví. I met you (Doug and Jen) on a missions trip many years ago in Costa Rica. You were always smiling and happy and you both looked so in love. Im so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. Matias Mojica
  • God bless the Bender family Doug and the two boys. Bless them with the Grace to endure this time and grant them peace and comfort from your Holy Spirit in Jesus name Randy S CAIN
  • I am sending my love and prayers to all family left behind, I am praying for Gods mercy and peace for you Jennifer. To my good friend Joe--- Love you, Dawn Jennifer Bender
  • Joe & the Bender Family We were so sorry to hear of Jen’s passing. Sending healing prayers & pray that the dear Lord will ease your pain at this difficult time. God Bless, Tony & Sissy Katherine Macciocca
  • This goes to the Father and his children. I knew your wife throughout school. She was a beautiful person and had a caring heart. I'm glad I got to know her as a person, not just a face walking by. Remember her smiling at u and the love she will always have for u all. Zach Loy
  • Doug and boys, I'm so very sorry to hear of Jens passing. She was a wonderful person and friend! I pray that you Doug and boys will someday have peace again. I'm so very sorry! Rest in peace my beautiful friend! Kyle Zambon
  • "But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep." I Thess. 4:13-14 Praying for your grieving hearts as you face this most difficult loss. May our God of peace and comfort surround you with love and provide you with His strength during this time. Andi Speers
  • Joe & Family, I'm so very sad to learn of this tragedy. My heart aches for you all. I'll be praying for you to stay strong and find some way of finding peace. 🙏 Tina Liveoak

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