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 Gerald Elvin Bentz

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Gerald Elvin Bentz

  • Birth 25 Jan 1922 Wisner, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 15 May 1996 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 46266760

Obituary, 15 May 1996
"The funeral for Gerald E. Bentz, 74, of Fremont will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran in Fremont.
He died Wednesday, Mary 15, 1996 at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
Bentz was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Wisner. As a child, he moved to Fremont, and then moved to Norfolk where he graduated from Norfolk High School in 1941. He married Gertrude Schafersman Aug. 31, 1941, in Tekamah. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II in Iceland. After the service, he moved to Fremont. He retired from Mutual of Omaha in 1984, after working there for 26 years.
He was the coordinator of yearly reunions for the Doolittle Raiders for more than 25 years. He was a member of First Lutheran in Fremont, Fremont Lodge 15 AF&AM, Tangier Temple Shrine, Fremont Shrine Club and Jesters.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ellen (Mrs. Robert) Maxwell of Dallas, and Cindy (Mrs. Michael) Coffman of Fremont; a son, Gregory of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Doris McAllister and Wilma Child, both of Hemit, Calif.; three brothers Harold Bentz of Ontario, Ore., Kenneth Bentz of Independence, Mo., and Richard Bentz of Lakeside, Wis.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Mark Grorud will officiate Friday's service. Visitation will be 3-9 tonight at Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home in Fremont. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
A memorial has been established to Memorial Hospital Foundation."


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  • Maintained by: Tamara Bentz
  • Originally Created by: Mike Cooper
  • Added: 3 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46266760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Elvin Bentz (25 Jan 1922–15 May 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46266760, citing Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tamara Bentz (contributor 45121007) .