Romayne J. Bender, 75, Topeka, died Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sep. 20, 1946.
He married Clara Delagrange on Aug. 30, 1986; she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Tina Lawhorn, Topeka, Ryan (Mary Ellen) Bender, Topeka, Julie Stout, Kimmell, Charlotte (Chuck) Sanders, Port Charlotte, Fla., Twila (Bob) Hughes, Nappanee and Glenda Coney, LaGrange; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester (Judy) Bender, Albion and Dean Bender, Goshen; three sisters, Rosalie (Steve) Kienzler, LaOtto, Bonnie (Tom) Harlan, Ocala, Fla. and Gwen (Michael) Stump, Elkhart.
Yeager Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.