Michael Bender Funeral GoFundMe

$700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 6 months
Created January 13, 2018
On January 7th, 2018.  Michael Bender was shot and killed by law enforcement officers, after an incident at his residence.

This GoFundMe was established to cover funeral costs and extra expenses to ease the financial burden on his family. 

Michael Bender was born May 10th, 1990. Michael enlisted in the United States Marine Corps January 12th, 2009 and made it to the rank of Corporal. He was stationed overseas in Okinawa, Japan and did two combat tours to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2012. He was discharged November 12th, 2012.

However you may have known him, be it by rank, title or nickname; Michael Bender was genuinely, one of a kind. A truly, unique individual. A person you could count on; for a laugh, for a hug, for a smile. Michael would literally give the shirt off his back to those in need. He made it his mission to try and change the world and constantly strived to be a better version of himself and pushed others to do the same. He believed in peace and sought after it and fought for it, the best he could. On the surface, Michael looked like an absolute bear but on the inside and what he displayed, was that more of a giant teddy bear, rather than an actual, ferocious bear.  A kind, gentle soul with a roaring heart of a lion; loyal to his pack, like a wolf...Michael Clarence Bender will be greatly missed by his family, friends and brothers and sisters in arms.

Semper Fidelis and God bless you. 

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
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Thank you all for your donations. The funds received will be going directly to Benders family. Your generosity is appreciated.

May God bless you all.

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$700 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 6 months
Created January 13, 2018
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