Donald Eugene Bender, 89, retired mechanical engineer

Donald Eugene Bender

WILMINGTON — Donald Eugene Bender 89, of Marion, Illinois, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at The Davis Community. He had recently moved to Wilmington to be closer to his family.

Born June 6, 1931, in Marion, Illinois, to the late Aggard and Mary Sorukas Bender, he was a mechanical engineer.

Surviving are his children, Donna Evangelous, and her husband, Ralph, of Wilmington, and David Bender, and his wife, Susan, of Aiken, South Carolina; sister, Elaine Kirkman of Energy, Illinois; and grandchildren, Tyler and Kaitlyn Evangelous.

Services are being planned and will be held in Marion, Illinois, at a later date.

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