Eric Bender Posted: 2022-11-17 14:02:14

Eric Bender


Eric Bender, 37, of Algonquin, passed away November 9, 2022, while working in Houston, Texas.
Eric was born August 6, 1985, the son of Mark and Rocio Bender. He graduated from Huntley High School. He was currently working in construction rehabbing houses. He was an avid Chicago sports fan and fond of the Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Bulls. He had a big heart and was a friend to many.
He his survived by his parents, Mark and Rocio, his son, Otto, Otto’s mother Julie Bianco, his sister, Danielle and brother, Kyle (Mikayla Bender), by his grandmother Sandra Reinhard, grandparents, Bolivar and Angela Farfan and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 3-7pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois. For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Maria Hamilton 2022-11-18 06:14:13

Dearest Mark and Rocio our hearts are very heavy with sadness for the lost of your son Eric. We will miss his smiling face and funny demeanor. Eric is gone from our sight but NEVER from our thoughts and heart. May we all comfort each other at this very sad occasion.

Francene Robb 2022-11-18 06:55:11

Mark, Maria,Kyle and Danielle I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. Eric was the kindness man ever. When my parents or myself needed help Eric was always there. He will be deeply missed but will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Love you all very much. Francene

Scott and Cindy Bender 2022-11-18 08:40:45

We want to extend our most heartfelt condolences to everyone in your beautiful family. May all of the sweet, humorous and fondest memories of Eric bring you a sense of peace during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathies, Scott and Cindy Bender

Laura DeGroot 2022-11-18 10:49:27

I have fond memories of our frequent get togethers back in the day. Our children truly enjoyed eachothers company. I don't believe there is any worse sadness then when you lose a child. Our family sends your family our love and comfort.

Jolynn Kulasek 2022-11-18 17:12:01

Dearest Maria and Mark, I am so deeply sorry that you have to go through a heartbreak like this. I’m Sharing in your sorrow and keeping your family in my prayers and thoughts.God bless

Bill and Laura Alten 2022-11-19 11:43:27

Dear Mark, Rocio, and Family, We're so sad hearing about Eric's passing. Clearly he was loved by many and will be greatly missed. You're in our prayers, and you have our deepest sympathies. RIP Eric. Hugs and love, and give an extra hug to Otto. Bill and Laura

Nicole Smith (Kunzendorf) 2022-11-19 12:18:10

Words won’t even begin to express, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending all my love and prayers to the family in your darkest times.

Rolly and Silvia Meyers 2022-11-19 22:46:00

Rose and Mark, Our love and prayers will always be with you. May Eric rest in peace ❤

Coultzen 2023-03-02 23:00:41

Rest in peace Eric, love ya bro. I’ll pour some out for you.

Coultzen 2023-03-02 23:53:02

To the rest of the family I am sorry for your loss. I would have paid my respects had I found out sooner. Eric was a fun guy and like a big brother to me.