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Alfred Jens “Cub” Bentsen

Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death 19 Jan 1999 (aged 79)
Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Burial Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 53030321 · View Source
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~~~~My Grandfather~~~~

Alfred Jens Bentsen,(Cub) 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at his home of an extended illness. He was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Montpelier to Christian and Sophronia Jane Dayton Bentsen. He married Pearl Della Lewis in June 8, 1941. They had one daughter, RaeAnn and then Pearl passed away June 01, 1944. He married Pauline Barkdull on Feb. 03, 1945. They had three daughters, Margo, Nancy, and Wendy. Pauline passed away Dec. 23, 1986. Cub worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 43 years, retiring in 1979. He loved gardening and always had one the most beautiful gardens and yard around. He loved hunting and fishing especially when his sons-in laws took him. He was a very loving father and grandfather. In fact half the people in Montpelier called him grandpa (Gramps). He was a member of the LDS Church.
Cub is survived by three daughters, ReaAnn and Brandon Dennis Wilcox , Margo Lynn and John Matthews, and Wendy and Tim Smith; one son-in-law Roger Toomer all of Montpelier; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters Elma Moss of Provo, Virl McMurray of Pocatello and Bonnie (LaVonnda) Berg of Salt Lake City and three sisters-in-law, Thelma and Floyd Lorenzo Hebdon of Vancover,Wa. and JoAnne Barkdull of Spokane,Wa. He was proceeded in death by his two wifes, parents, one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Nancy Lee) Toomer, one grandson Jens Matthews, Edward Jens Matthews and four brothers, Karl, Gary, Hoag and John Walter Bentsen.
Funeral services were held Jan,23. Burial was in the Montpelier City Cemetery with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary.
Grandpa is also known to be call Jimmy by a lot of his
family and friends. Mostly he was known by Cub.

Cause of Death - Lung Cancer


One quite day the angels came
And took grandpa far away
But in the stillness of the night
I could almost hear him say
"Dear Grandchild, I will miss you
You mean so much to me
But Jesus called me to His side
In Heaven I will be
A place of God's great beauty
No tears or earth cares
Only peace and joy forever
And love beyond compare
So remember all the good times
Don't think about the sad
Treasure the years we've always had
And if you trust in Jesus
I can promise this and more
You will get a hug from grandpa
Someday on Heaven's golden shore"
The love we have for Granddad
Will never fade away.
We'll think of him, our special friend
Throughout each passing day.
We'll walk into the room
And see his empty chair;
Although we know he's resting,
We'll feel his presence there.
The memories of his laughter,
His warm and loving smile,
His eyes so full of happiness,
His heart that of a child.
Memories are forever
Be they laughter or of tears,
Memories we will treasure
Through all the forthcoming years.
letting you leave,
so hard for me to do,
you were my angel.
you taught me everything I knew
but when I found out,
you were dying
of cancerous disease
you looked into my eyes
and told me not to cry
god wanted you,
for your special mind
creating a perfect world
that now he's leaving me behind
we talked all the time
laughed and cried.
made fun of me when
I fell running to home
then you left, a doctors meeting
you were made to go ,
I know you wanted to stay
but that's not in the show.
grandpa, it's been years
and I still cry out your name
but I know you'll hate me
if I be sad again
I love you and always will,
you were my best friend but better more my grandpa.
I will meet you in heaven one day
and you better greet me,
cause I miss you so dearly.
I know we are all feeling a little bit sad,
That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend and our dad
Together we have cried an ocean of tears
As we feel so empty and hold many fears
But Grandpa would want us to know he's in a good place
And that he watching us all with a smile on his face
As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be
That he has raised such a beautiful and special family
Thinking back now I really must say
I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day
For in my life, you have played a special part
The memories I will treasure and keep close to your heart
And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete
To each one of us he has loved and cared
And a family, be thankful for the good times we shared
Although he has gone we will always be together
And his spirit will live on each one of us forever
When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star
As that will be Grandpa looking down on us from afar
And now I would like to thank the good Lord above
For blessing us with our Grandpa with his kindness and love
Dear God, if it is not too much fuss
Take extra special care of our Grandpa as he is very dear to us
Grandpa if you are listening say a prayer for us every day
Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way
We know when God called you, you had to go
But we want you to know Grandpa we miss you and love you
Goodbye my friend.
I shall see you again
In heaven where the stars stay.
I will be there one day.
The world isn't the same,
Since the day the angels came.
You maybe on a star,
But I love you wherever you are.
My stays with you are long past.
They're right. Fun never lasts.
We worked hard in the garden and workshop.
Side-by-side, we never stopped.
I never played with a girly toy.
I was with you, a tomboy.
You changed who I am today,
A debt I can ever repay.
Know that in my heart you're alive
Until the day, in heaven, I arrive.
You're in the hearts of all you touch.
We still love you very much.
Son In-Laws:
Roger Dee Toomer
Brandon Dennis Wilcox
Great Grandsons:
Michael James Sims
Charles Tyson Sims
Brother In-Laws:
Milford Scott Barkdull
Floyd Lorenzo Hebdon
Great Nephew and Niece:
John Andrew Stanfield
Melinda "Mindy" Hansen Braidman

Nephew In Law: James "Jim" Clegg

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Alfred Jens "Cub" Bentsen

  • Created by: In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Added: 30 May 2010
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  • In Memory of Margo & Jens
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Jens “Cub” Bentsen (5 Nov 1919–19 Jan 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53030321, citing Montpelier City Cemetery, Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by In Memory of Margo & Jens (contributor 47291843) .