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Dorothy Ruth Bensel Heft
Birth: Jul. 17, 1917
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2011
Montmorency County
Michigan, USA

Dorothy Ruth Heft Berens, 93 of 200 N. Elizabeth Street, Hillman passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at Hillman Haven.

Dorothy Ruth Bensel was born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 17, 1917 to the late Adolf and Emma (Yuniska) Bensel. She married Albert Heft on December 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on August 23, 1977. On September 25, 1982 she married Harold Berens. He also preceded her in death on March 28, 2006.

Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Royston. While spending time in Florida Dorothy helped in starting a mission Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed puzzles and was a wonderful seamstress.

Surviving are her son, Arthur and his wife Karen Heft of Hillman; 2 daughters, Marlene Britcher of Canton; Bonnie (Mrs. Gary) Gawel of Hillman; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister in law, Helen Heft of Austin; and 4 nieces.

Mrs. Berens was preceded in death by son-in-law William Britcher, grandson Brett Hayes and a brother Arthur Bensel.

Mrs. Berens is at the Bannan Funeral Home in Hillman where friends may call on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Royston from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jason Manley officiating.

Interment: Wolf Creek Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or St. John Lutheran Church.

Family links: 
  Adolph Bensel (1893 - 1979)
  Emma Marianne Juchnitzke Bensel (1888 - 1981)
  Albert Hermann Heft (1916 - 1977)
  Harold Berens (1915 - 2006)
  Arthur Alfred Bensel (1913 - 1982)*
  Dorothy Ruth Bensel Heft (1917 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery
Alpena County
Michigan, USA
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Dorothy Ruth <i>Bensel</i> Heft
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