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Michael James `Mike` Bender , Age 52

January 13, 1971 --March 30, 2023

Michael James "Mike" Bender, age 52, of North Freedom, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Michael, son of James and Sandra (Keyson) Bender was born Jan. 13, 1971. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School and obtained his bachelor's degree from Ripon College. Mike was a dog lover and will especially be missed by his four legged companions, Hejamie and Buddy.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra; sister, Marsha (Chris) Babler; niece, Payton Babler as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death his grandparents, Lloyd and Vera Bender as well as his father, James Bender.

A private family burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in the near future. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Kelly Jahn April 05, 2023

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I’m blessed to be able to call Mike a long time friend of our family, he will be remembered and missed. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, sending most sincere condolences to his parents.

Shawn Elsner April 05, 2023

Friend Wauwatosa , Wisconsin

I am very sad to hear of Mike's passing. I give you ((((HUGS)))) & compassion cause words are never enough. With Love, Shawn

Kimberly (Ireland) Knight April 05, 2023

Classmate Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy. RIP 🥰

Pam denman April 06, 2023

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

Sending prayers and hugs, sorry for your loss. Mike was a great person.

Sheri Ritter April 06, 2023

Friends REEDSBURG , Wisconsin

I'm very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will be missed

Andrew Ellis April 07, 2023

Former teacher Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sandy and Marcia, My sympathies to you both on the loss of Mike. Though it has been many years, I will always remember him fondly. He taught a young educator a lot about life’s challenges and struggles, and for that I will always be appreciative. He will be missed. May he be at peace. Andy Ellis