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Clarence Ernest "Shorty" Bentz
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1904
Snyder
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1973
Snyder
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA

"Snyder Nebraska Centennial Book":
"'I Am Still the Man Behind the Plate' was a slogan Clarence 'Shorty' Bentz used when he owned a cafe in Fremont in the late 40's.
Clarence Bentz was born in Snyder in 1904 to John and Anna (Kempf) Bentz. He was the youngest of four children.
Clarence grew up in Snyder and attended school there, being one of the 1st in the 12th grade class at S.H.S. He enjoyed playing baseball and was known in this area for this. He was a catcher and that is where he got his slogan.
Clarence married Elizabeth Heller in 1930. They lived in Dodge and had one daughter, Cherie (Bentz) Taylor. They moved to Fremont in 1936 and lived there until his death in 1973." 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Wilhelm Bentz (1872 - 1954)
  Anna J. Kempf Bentz (1877 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mae Heller Bentz (1910 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  Theresa Mathilde Bentz (1897 - 1905)*
  Emma Dora Bentz (1899 - 1982)*
  John William David Bentz (1902 - 1977)*
  Clarence Ernest Bentz (1904 - 1973)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Cemetery
Fremont
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Tamara Bentz
Originally Created by: Mike Cooper
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42869285
Clarence Ernest Shorty Bentz
Added by: Tamara Bentz
 
Clarence Ernest Shorty Bentz
Added by: Mike Cooper
 
Clarence Ernest Shorty Bentz
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- Kimberly G. Dugay
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014
 
 
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