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Andrew C. "Andy" Bender

Andrew C. "Andy" Bender

Funeral services for Andrew C. "Andy" Bender of Filley, NE, were held on August 20, 2013, at the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, NE.

Andrew C. "Andy" Bender died Friday, August 16, 2013, as a result of an accident.

Andrew C. "Andy" Bender was born September 26, 1973, at Gregory, SD.

He graduated from Colome High School of Colome, SD. He received his associates degree in diesel mechanics from UTI in Phoenix, AZ.

He married Kristi Shroyer on April 22, 2000, in Branson, MO. They moved to rural Filley, NE, in 2004. He worked for Rom Rakow of Pleasant Dale.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell, NE.

He enjoyed his children's activities, all animals, fishing, hunting and supporting his community.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Kristi Bender of Filley, NE; a son, Chandler Brandert of Filley, NE; three daughters, Montana Bender of Filley, NE, Kalleigh Bender of Filley, NE, and AlleyDee Bender of Filley, NE; his mother, Vera Hauf and her husband, LaMoine of Colome, SD; his father, Harold Bender of Reliance, SD; two sisters, Christina Luebke of Minneapolis, MN, and Kathleen Hutton of Payson, AZ; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Jane Shroyer of Fremont, NE; three brothers-in-law, David Shroyer of Las Vegas, NV, Brian Shroyer of Lincoln, NE, and Bruce Shroyer and wife, Donna of Abilene, TX, and four sisters-in-law, Michelle Warehime, and husband, Dan of Bossier City, LA, Bobbie Miller and husband Jeff of Hattiesburg, MS, Teresa Duley of Winner, SD and Marina Duley of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrel Duley and Thomas Duley and his father-in-law, Robert Shroyer.