Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Nelson Christian Bender

Male 1928 - 1982  (54 years)


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  • Name Nelson Christian Bender 
    Born 1928  [1
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1982 
    found dead in a burning truck - heart attack 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-152747 
    Died 21 Jan 1982  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried 16th Line East Zorra Cemetery, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I152747  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Noah J. Bender,   b. 14 Oct 1888, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1954  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Madgalena Steinman,   b. 10 Jul 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1969, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1911  [2
    Family ID F38601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geoline Ferne Brenneman 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F45727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 21 Jan 1982 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - 16th Line East Zorra Cemetery, East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BENDER, Nelson Suddenly, at Wellesley, on January 21, 1982, Nelson Christian Bender, of RR1, Tavistock, age 53 years. Beloved husband of Geoline Brenneman; dear brother of Delton of RR 1 Tavistock, Ivan of Tavistock, and Armand of RR 2, Tavistock. A member of East Zorra Mennonite Church. Predeceased by his parents, Noah Bender and Magdalena Steinman and one brother. Friends may call at the Robert Krug Funeral Home, Tavistock after 2 p.m. Saturday and until noon on Sunday, when transfer will be made to East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th Line, for funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Yutzy will officiate. Those desiring are asked to consider Mennonite Central Committee or Canadian Bible Society as expressions of sympathy.

      Heart attack killed driver, autopsy reveals

      An autopsy has revealed that Nelson Bender, 53, of RR1, Tavistock, died of a heart attack while sitting at the steering wheel of his one-ton truck near Wellesley last Thursday. Firemen, called to a truck burning in a ditch just south of the village, said the smoke was so thick they didn't realize there was a person in the cab. Fire Chief Harold Leis said something overheated in the truck because the dashboard area was "burned right out". Bender, who had worked for Tavistock coal merchant Robert Rudy for about 12 years, had just delivered a load of coal to a customer near Wellesley.

      Heart attack blamed for death

      WELLESLEY - An autopsy has shown an RR 1 Tavistock man died of hypersensitive cardio-vascular disease in his truck near hear Thursday.
      Nelson Bender, 53, was found dead in a burning truck at about 12: 45 p.m. just south of Wellesley. Waterloo Regional Police are investigating cause of the blaze. However, police had earlier said the engine was running after the accident had occurred.


      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Jan 1982

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Nelson Bender - 22 Jan 1982.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Magdalena Bender - February 4, 1969.