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Michael David KenderPassing: March 23, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

Sunday, March 28th @ 3:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, March 28th @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


No Burial

BLOOMINGTON – Michael David “Muscles” Kender, 39, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at his residence.

Born April13, 1981, in Hammond, he was the son of George Albert and Judith Lynn (Boyd) Kender.

Michael was an operating engineer and a member of IUOE Local No. 181.  He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 250 and an auxiliary member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Michael graduated from Mitchell High School in 2000.

Michael was a loving dad, always jovial, and had the biggest smile in the room.  He enjoyed four-wheeling and boating.

Jackson Bradley Kender of Bedford
Logan Mackay Kender of Bedford
Kannon Michael Kender of Bedford
mothers of his children,
Joy E. McGlothlin of Mitchell
Amanda McCarty of Bedford
Judy Kender of Mitchell
Taylor Kender of Mitchell
Jamie Brinkman of El Paso, Texas
maternal grandparents,
Jim and Barbara Boyd of Lake Station
Bill and Vicki Marlowe of Portage
paternal grandparents,
Dick and Phyllis Scott of Valparaiso
many aunts, uncles, and cousins

His father, George Albert Kender and paternal grandfather, Richard Kender, preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lynn Titche | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 28, 2021
    Jackson - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you know that you can come by my room anytime, for any reason. Peace in the days ahead.
  2. Guest: Jimmy Lee | Bloomington Indiana
    Date: March 28, 2021
    They wasn't any bad times working or hanging out with Muscles. He could zap the negativity out of a bad situation. All good memories. My heart hurts for his family. It's easy say stay strong, just do your best. RIP Mike.
  3. Guest: Austin Stroud | Lafayette, IN
    Date: March 27, 2021
    Sorry buddy. I know Nick wouldn’t ever want this for you. He always considered you a best friend. Nick’s currently in a Richmond, Indiana hospital and he might be next. :(
  4. Guest: NITA NORRIS | La Porte
    Date: March 26, 2021
    Mike was such a sweet good hearted boy. My heart hurts terribly for all the family. Love to all. Nita
  5. Guest: The Langdons | Bloomington Indiana
    Date: March 26, 2021
    Gosh Mike... the world has dimmed with your passing. You were always kind, helpful, generous and thoughtful~ We love you and you will be missed every single day!
  6. Guest: Brandon Edwards | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 26, 2021
    Jackson, Logan and Kannon - So very sorry to hear about your Dad. I know he loved all of you.
  7. Guest: Elaine (korki) Lagenour | Bedford Indiana
    Date: March 26, 2021
    Judy I am so sorry for your loss.prayers and hugs