At 78 years young, Dennis Bender dedicated 50 years to Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He loved teaching the younger generation and some of the older generation. He always went to conferences to keep up to date.
If he wasn’t at the station, you could find him out flying his R/C planes or camping and cooking for the Boy Scouts. He was a man of many talents. Dennis helped whoever and wherever. It’s hard to put all his achievements and all the involvement into words. He was just one of the greats.
His two grandkids were his pride and joy. He loved to take them down to the station, to the flying field, and to go on family vacations with them. He is truly missed and will live on through many memories.