Charles Niswonger was Bend's first mortician. His funeral home in downtown Bend. The Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is turning 100 years old. Jerome Daniel bought the funeral home in 2004 and isn't surprised the businesses has lasted this long. “So when we are embracing families who have lost loved ones, when done properly, a bond is created. It really is a relationship that is unique and wonderful and its survived 100 years.” The Bend Chamber of Commerce will be holding an "after hours" event at the downtown funeral home this Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 5 p.m. to celebrate its century mark.