VILLA GROVE – Tim A. Bender, age 48, of Villa Grove died at 3:42 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2015) in Bowdre Township, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, with Pastor Sandi Hire officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery north of Newman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in the funeral home.
Mr. Bender was born April 4, 1967, in Urbana, a son of Alan and Cindy (Best) Bender. He married Jennifer Bennett. She survives in Villa Grove.
Also surviving are one son, Sam Bender of Villa Grove; his parents of Villa Grove; one brother, Eric Bender of Long Creek; and two sisters, Chris Mayhall of Camargo and Laura Bender of Wiesbaden, Germany.
Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Tim was a member of the Villa Grove-Camargo Masonic Lodge, Villa Grove City Council, Villa Grove United Methodist Church, Ducks Unlimited as a district leader, the Cabin Fever Hunting Club and Electricians Local 601. He was employed for 9 1/2 years at the University of Illinois.
Memorials can be made to the education fund for Sam Bender.