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Alan Stender

Alan Stender, 67 of Sharpsburg passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:06 p.m. at his residence in Sharpsburg. He was born on January 15, 1950 in Springfield, IL the Son of Jack and Johanna (Knaus) Stender. He married Diane Boyd on June 4, 1971 in Cadillac, MI. He was retired from Disability Services for the State of Illinois and he was a member of Grace Memorial Church in Edinburg, IL.

Surviving are his Wife: Diane of Sharpsburg, IL ; Daughters: Jodie (Tom) Owen of Taylorville, IL; Alicha (Curt) Garrett of Morrisonville, IL; Abbie (Rich) Lentz of Spokane, WA; Grandchildren: Madison, Macie, Mercedes and Marissa Owen; Chloe and Perry Lentz; Brothers: Bill (Janet) Stender of Edinburg, IL; Roy (Joy) Stender of Piggott, AR; Tom (Karen) Stender of Greenway, AR; Joe (Anna) Stender of Jonesboro, AR; Jay Stender of Springfield, IL; Sister: Barb Stender of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents.  

Private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Church 108 E Douglas St, Edinburg, IL 62531

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible. Jesus tells us at John 5:28, 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time.

MN May 30 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Diane and family..

Nancy Drakoulakos-Fortin May 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Stender

Joe and Vicki Yonker May 27 2017 12:00 AM

Diane and girls,

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for God's comforting arms to surround you with love and strength. May He guide you through the waters of grief. May you lean on Him as you learn to redefine your lives without Alan. I'm grateful for knowing him.

Understanding your grief,
Cindy Enzor

Cynthia J Enzor May 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Stender

Norma Hoffman May 26 2017 12:00 AM

Diane and Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy

Darrell & Mari Davis May 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Alan's Death; he was a great guy and a pleasure to have known and visited with. Our Heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family! God Bless You all in this sorrowful time. Remember and celebrate the good times!

Theron (Randy) and Alyse Helton May 24 2017 12:00 AM

Diane and family,
My heartfelt sympathy on Alan's sudden passing. You know we have been friends and church family for years!! My prayers for comfort are with you. See ya later, you rascal!! You beat me to Heaven!!!
Hugs to you all,

Paula Lenger May 24 2017 12:00 AM

Alan was a good neighbor & a good friend. Harrisburg won't be the same without him. He will be missed!

Marian Melzer May 24 2017 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. He was a great help & great friend to mom You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Spell check changed Sharpsburg in mom's post.

Will & Janice Payton May 24 2017 12:00 AM

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