Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Richard L. Kender, Jr., 63 of Knox, Indiana, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. He was born December 27, 1957 in Hammond to Richard L. Kender, Sr. and Phyllis (Davis) Kender. Richard graduated from Morton High School in Hessville, and made his career in quality control at National Material Processing in East Chicago, before working in the maintenance division at the Westville Correctional Facility. He was a member of Wanatah Christian Church, where he assisted in communion meditation. Richard loved hunting, fishing, and raising Labrador puppies and his poultry birds. He will be remembered as a caring man with a good, Christian heart. Richard was a loving husband and father, who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. On August 8, 1998 in Wanatah, he married Debra Miiller, who survives, along with their son, Noah Kender of Bloomington, IN; his mother, Phyllis (Richard) Scott; sisters: Cheryl (Luther) Knight, Cathy (Dave) Alvarado, Debbie (Troy) Nolan, Connie (Daniel) Yeomans; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, George Kender; and nephew, Michael Kender.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm at Wanatah Christian Church, 11968 S. 1100 W., Wanatah, with the funeral service beginning at 12 pm. 
Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Debra and Noah, to assist with funeral expenses.

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