|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1888|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1958|
Bear Lake County
Hans Christian Bentsen (Chris), 69, retired railroad conductor, died at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday December 3, 1958. in the Bear Lake Memorial Hosptial after a lingering illness. He was born January 29, 1888 at Dromenlund,Denmark, (Dorf Dronninglund, Hjorring, Denmark) the son of Jens and Katherine Madisin Bentsen, (Ane Marie Katrine Matsen).
Mr. Bentsen and Sophronia Jane Dayton were married October 7, 1909 in the L.D.S. temple in Salt Lake City. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad from 1910 until 1954, when he retired as a conductor.
Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Carl Bentsen of Rawlins, Wyoming, Gerald H. Bentsen, Florin C. Bentsen, and Alfred (Cub) Bentsen, all of Montpelier, Idaho; three daughters, Mrs. W.D. (Elma) Moss and Mrs. Howard (Virl) McMurray, both of Montpelier, and Mrs. Max (Bonnie) Stanfield, (Mrs. Bob (Bonnie) Berg of Salt Lake City; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild two brothers, Peter and Carl Bentsen, and two sisters, Krista and Lisa, all in Denmark. One son John Walter preceded him in death.
Furneral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Montpelier Third and Fifth ward chapel, conducted by Bishop Doyle Anthony of the Fourth ward. Prayer at the mortuary was offered by Dean Hansen.
The openening song, "Lay My Head Beneath a Rose," was by Max Haddock; invocation, Louis Kunz, obituary and remarks, Bishop Anthony; song "Hold Thou My Hand," Mr. Haddock and Mrs. Reed Lowe; speaaker Bishop Alvin Tueller; song "A Perfect Day" Mrs. Waldo Andersen; speaker President Reed Dayton; song "Oh Dry Those Tears," Mrs. Lowe; benediction, Lynn Nate. Accompanists were Mrs. Lester Armatage and Mrs. H.O. Petereit, and the prelude and postlude were played by Mrs. Armatage.
Interment was in the Monpelier Cemetery, where the grave was dedicated by Cecil Dunn.
Honorary pallbears were J.E. Homer, A.P. Hansen, Harry Severn, Edgar Robinson, E.G. Edwards and George Nussbaum. The active pallbearers included Elwood Sparks, Archie Homer, Donovan Stephens, Max Hansen, Clifford Jensen and LaGrande Arnell. Matthews Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Hans Christian Bentsen was born in Dorf, Dronninglund, Hjorring, Denmark.
Chris immigrated at the age of 18, on April 03,1906, on the Hellig Olav (Registration Date: March 22, 1906). Peter Mourtensen and his daughter Dora are listed as traveling with him. (Possibly both are buried in the Montpelier, Cemetery).
Hans Christian is Listed as (Christen Bentzen) on his immigration records. According to this record from Ellis Island, He arrived on April 03, 1906. The ship he traveled on was Hellig Olav.
ARTICLE FROM HISTORY - SOURCE - NEWS EXAMINER
Chris Bentsen and sons Gary, Alfred and Florin were
called to Montana the first of first the week on account
of the death of Mr. Bentsen's undo. The deceased was the last member Mr. Bentsen's family in the United States,
the others living in Denmark.
Jens Bengtsen Bentsen (1868 - 1923)
Ane Marie Katrine Madsen Bentsen (1871 - 1954)
Sophronia Jane Dayton Bentsen (1891 - 1959)*
Carl Bentsen (1910 - 1985)*
Gerald Henry Bentsen (1912 - 1974)*
Elma Kathrine Bentsen Moss (1914 - 1999)*
Florin C. Bentsen (1917 - 1985)*
Alfred Jens Bentsen (1919 - 1999)*
Virl McMurray (1922 - 2003)*
LaVonda Bonnie Bentsen Stanfield Berg (1925 - 2010)*
John Walter Bentsen (1929 - 1939)*
Krista Bentsen Anderson (____ - 1960)*
Hans Christian Bentsen (1888 - 1958)
Ane Elisabet Bentsen (1892 - 1895)*
Ane Elisabet Bentsen Frost (1897 - ____)*
Kristen "Peter" Bentsen (1898 - 1974)*
Carl John Bentsen (1901 - 1962)*
Montpelier City Cemetery
Bear Lake County
Created by: tbeck
Record added: May 30, 2010
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