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June 2, 1952 – Weekday, February 19, 2012

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted
Saturday, February 25, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, February 24, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Delmer G. Bentz, age 59, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at his home in Lester Prairie, Minnesota

Delmer was born on June 2, 1952 the son of Albert and Edna (Quast) Bentz in Lester Prairie, MN

Delmer was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted and he served as an elder for many years. He was a member of UFFDA for over sixteen years and truly enjoyed hunting and motorcycles (especially Harley Davidson).

Delmer was preceded in death by his father Albert Bentz, sister: Marlene (Bentz) Schuette, brothers: Harlan and Ronnie Bentz, father in law: Earl Stieve; mother in law: Doris Kutzke Stieve; his brothers-in-law: Steven Stieve, Earl Holasek Jr., Ronald Voight, Virgil Schuette, .

He is survived by his wife Bonita (Stieve) Bentz; his children Jody Lynn (Jorge) Salgado & Dustin Ted (Special friend Erica Powell) Bentz; one grandson on the way; his mother: Edna Bentz of Norwood; siblings: Theodore (Marlene); Merlin (Judith); Marlane (Richard) Venske; Shirley (Richard) Gehlen; Sharon Holasek; Al (Brenda); Dianna (Roger) Lepel; and Linda (Ronald) Knox, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Karen Bentz Charlotte (Les) Hahn, Clyde (Linda) Stieve, Cindy (Ken) Klein, Clark (Joy) Stieve, Brenda (Greg) Bury, Debbie Stieve; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the church from 4-8 PM. Further visitation will take place Saturday morning one hour prior to services.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted, MN

Casket Bearers will be Robert Lepel-Nephew, Brian Lepel-Nephew (Godson), Ronald Knox Jr.-Nephew (Godson), Richard Gehlen Jr.-Nephew, Jeff Engelke-Friend and Mark Warner-Friend.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol Pfeifer Harrahill

    Rest in peace Delmer. Thank you for being my friend.

  2. John Wolter

    Del will be extremely missed, not only by me but by everyone who who has ever had any kind of relationship with him throughout his entire life. RIP my friend. My condolences and thoughts go out to his entire family.

  3. Janet Johnson

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I’m so sorry to hear of Delmer’s passing.
    Janet (Raduenz) Johnson and Family

  4. LuAnn (Buss) Stender

    I pray that your memories will lighten your heart during this difficult time. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Larry and Tammy Vealetzek

    We were very shocked and saddened to hear about Delmer, Bonnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  6. aimee wilder

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Bonnie, Jody and Dustin. All I can say is that Del and my dad (Scott) are having the time of their life in heaven riding their Harleys. The memories will keep you going. I love you Del and tell my dad I love and miss him too.

  7. Donna Rednour

    As your heart searches for strength, may it also find peace. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Ronda and Todd Sparks

    “The eagle is a magnificient bird who soars with graceful ease. He’s a symbol of our heritage and he glides upon the breeze. He’s a symbol of our freedom in his soaring boundless flight, a beacon for humanity and a splendid noble sight. His huge wingspan maneuvers him in boundless soaring flight. Oh eagle, in your majesty, may we follow you tonight. May we soar like eagles on the wings of dreams composed of light. Oh, eagle in your splendor, may we follow you tonight.”

    Fly high Delmer! Enjoyed our time up north. You gave the best damn hugs 🙂

  9. Casey Wilder

    Delmer, a true great man that will be missed greatly. Thanks for letting me be a part of your life. I am a better man since you showed me the way. You will be remembered always.

  10. Michelle Bentz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Jean Ewing

    Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Theresa Wemhoff

    Bonnie and Family,
    We were out of town at a family wedding and I did not know of Delmer’s passing until today. You have my deepest condolences. He was a wonderful person from what I knew of him at church. Bonnie, hang in there and I am sending you a hug. Wish there was something I could say, but nothing ever seems right.
    To you and your family, I send my deepest condolences for your your loss.


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