Mynard L. Zender

Birth:Thursday, October 4, 1923
Marathon Co, Wisconsin
Death:Thursday, June 26, 2014
Calhoun Co, Michigan
Obit:Monday, July 7, 2014
Calhoun Co, Michigan

Mynard L. Zender, age 90, of Battle Creek died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on October 4, 1923, the loving son of Mynard L. and Helen (Schneider) Zender. He faithfully served his country as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. Mynard worked as a watch ... clock repairman in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 40 years.

Mynard married his loving wife, Dorothy N. Emmett in Phoenix, Arizona on June 8, 1948; she sadly preceded him in death in 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Frederick; and a sister, Catherine. Mynard is survived by his children, Gary (Sondra) Zender of Hawaii, David Zender of Battle Creek, Daniel (Priscilla) Zender of New Mexico, and Patricia Terry of Battle Creek; ten grandchildren, Tabatha Patella, Leigh Zender, Michael Zender, Christopher Zender, Emily Zender, Brian Zender, Christiana Zender, Faith Zender, Calvary Zender, and Gabriel Terry; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan and a sister-in-law, Margaret.

Mynard was "so good at so many things". He enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, rock collecting, and toy making. Mynard loved listening to music, gardening, puzzles and spending time with family. He was a member of the Albuquerque Lions Club and the Eastern Hill Baptist Church in Albuquerque.

The family will receive friends 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, 1150 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek. Funeral services with full military honors will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Farley-Estes ... Dowdle Funeral Home. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

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Mynard L. Zender

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