Randal Bender

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Randal Jay Bender, 63, of Belleville, IL, born November 14, 1954, in Shiloh, IL, passed away, Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Randal was not only an avid photographer, but an enthusiast of all things related to photography. He has been a member of multiple camera clubs in the St. Louis area, including the Collinsville Area Camera Club.  He also enjoyed biking, reading and collecting record albums.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Marian, nee Koehler, Bender.

He is survived by his wife, Africa;
his son, Gregory Bender of Belleville, IL;
his step-son, Adrian (Carrie) Pyle of Troy, IL;
his step-daughter, Africa (Michael) McCoy of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Coraline Bender;
a step-grandson, Abram Pyle;
and a sister, Roxanne (Carroll) Melton of Boca Raton, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Private family burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery.



6 Comments on Randal Bender

Geno Hedges said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2017 at 8:56 AM

I'm am truly saddened to hear of the loss of a great friend of mine, Randy was truly a great friend to me. I'm praying that everyone in his family finds comfort during this difficult time in their lives and that everyone finds peace in his passing.

  • APO
  • AP
Chris Ziebold said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2017 at 5:29 PM

My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Maria Dolores Novoa said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Dear Africa, Son and Family, Your dear Randal will be missed so. I will remember him as a gentleman and fine human being. May good memories of him accompany you through this very sad time. And his remembrance be with you always. My love to you.

  • Canton
  • OH
Anita W. said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2017 at 9:16 PM

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the family. May God give you peace and strength during this time. He was a wonderful person. Keeping you all in prayer.

  • O'fallon
  • IL
Lew Brown said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2017 at 9:01 PM

I remember that he was a Star in This Life ... your wings are bright and glowing ... your memory is Strong and Comfort Many .

  • Nakon Phanom , Thailand
  • Nakon Phanom
Ana Schnizer said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2017 at 12:29 AM

My deepest condolences and sympathy for the family and prayers for acceptance. R.I.P. Randal Bender Amen.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois

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