I Dies. 4 Hurt In Rod Crash
Auto Rams Truck On Navarre Ave.
Elstner A. Bender, 38, Oal Harbor, was killed last nigh when his automobile rammed ; truck on Navarre Ave., fivt miles east of Toledo, anc knocked it in front of a seconc car. Four Toledo residents wen injured in the crash at 6:25 p.m.
Mr. Bender's body was pinnec beneath the wreckage of his au tomobile. George Bafoka anc Robert E. Karsmizki of the statt highway patrol reported.
Car Strikes Truck
Mr. Bender's eastbound ca; hit the truck when it stopped t( make a turn into a farm lane the patrolmen said. As the trucl hurtled acroi- the highway i was struck by the car of Free Stoiber, 62, of 488 Shasta Dr.
A passenger in Mr. Stoiber's car, Claude Russell, 53, of 2ifi Broadway, was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital with chest in¬ juries. Treated in St. Vincent's Hospital for lesser injuries were Mr. Stoiber; Albert Ferris, 40 RD 6, Toledo, tb.2 driver of the truck, and Mr. Ferris's wife. Lucille, 38.
Mr. Bender, on a business trip to Toledo when the accident hap¬ pened, was employed for the last .three years as a salesman for the Stevens Motor Sales, Oak Harbor.
Served In Navy
A native of Fremont, he served in the U.S. Navy 'from 1932 to 1936, then was employed as a machinist by the Herbrand Division of the Bingham-Her- hrand Co. in Fremont. With his family he moved to Oak Harbor in 1946, and for three years was co-owner of the B&F Shoe Store there. He then joined the Stevens agency.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie^ Norton, Fre¬ mont, whom he married in 1936; daughters, Lodema, 13; Sabra Lue, 9, and Martha Jean, 5; par¬ ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ben¬ der, Fremont; brothers. Dale, Gibsonburg, and Kermit, Fre¬ mont, and a sister, Mrs. Donald Fought, Oak Harbor. """Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Robinson Mor¬ tuary, Oak Harbor, and at 2 p.m. in St. John's Evangelical Lu¬ theran Church, with Dr. B. F. Brandt and the Rev. H. F.'Heid- man, pastors, officiating. Burial will be in Roose Cemetery, south of Oak Harbor.
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