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In Memory of

Danny R. Fender

April 12, 1957 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


Danny R. Fender was an incredible person to many around him--a son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1957 to his parents Edward and Alberta Fender, and was the fourth of five children. Danny graduated from Bloomington High School South as the Class of 1976. A year later he met the woman he would marry, Shelley Fender, and father two children with her throughout their ten year marriage beginning in 1979. During that time, Danny worked for Rumpke as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor at the landfill...

Danny R. Fender was an incredible person to many around him--a son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1957 to his parents Edward and Alberta Fender, and was the fourth of five children. Danny graduated from Bloomington High School South as the Class of 1976. A year later he met the woman he would marry, Shelley Fender, and father two children with her throughout their ten year marriage beginning in 1979. During that time, Danny worked for Rumpke as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor at the landfill before moving on to work at Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) as a cable technician. Danny would retire with disability from Insight Communications in 2005 due to multiple hip replacements that left him unable to work.
Danny's life was deeply enriched by the close company of friends and family he kept near him, and his fun sense of humor kept those around him smiling. He would drop whatever he was doing to help anybody in need without hesitation. Nothing brought him more joy than helping and hanging out with those he loved. His other interests included watching sprint cars, fishing, bowling, and collecting antiques and watches. He regularly visited the local VFW chapter in Bloomington in memory and honor of his father's service. He was also serious about his Christian faith and attended the Open Door church every Sunday.
Sadly, Danny's time on this planet was cut short due to his failing health. Although he had quit drinking and smoking on his own years before, and was determined to live a more active lifestyle, Danny's health had tragically caught up with him. Instead of waiting for cancer to run its course, he decided his own terms to leave the world. He was found deceased in his mobile home on November 27, 2016. He is survived by his daughter and son, Erica Fender and Craig Fender; his three grandchildren, Jocelyn Fender, Chester Fender, and Casper Fender; his three sisters and brother, Rita Shoufler, Bobbie Richardson, Sandi Tatlock, and Greg Fender; and his nieces and nephews and their children.
Danny Fender will never be forgotten by those whose lives he had touched and improved, and the world will miss his humor and pranks. Rest in Peace, Danny Fender.
Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN. A memorial service is planned at a later date with details soon to follow. Please help support Danny's Memorial & Burial Fund at GoFundMe (www.gofundme.com/dannyfender). All contributions are greatly appreciated."