A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Montello, with the Rev. David Carrano officiating. A private family burial will take place at St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 2.
A memorial is being established in her name.
Crawford Funeral Home of Montello assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.CrawfordFH.com.
Mrs. Bentley was born April 7, 1928, in Marshfield, a daughter of the late Sigert and Lydia (Griepentrog) Nelson. She graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point.
She earned a degree in education at Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point).
She was married to Kenneth Bentley on April 3, 1948, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Montello and a member of St. Ann’s Counsel of Catholic Women of St. John’s Parish and the Montello Women’s Club. She volunteered at numerous places as well as working in the family business and was an avid bridge player. She also taught kindergarten in Montello for three years.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Patrick (Marietta), Princeton, Michael (Elizabeth), Nova Scotia, Canada, Marc (Josie), Middleton, and Kenneth, Waupaca; three daughters, Mary Barber, Jane Bentley and Kathy (Mark Hoffmeister) Bentley, all of Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Dale Nelson; two sisters, Gerrie Martini and Lois Hofmeister, Stevens Point; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Anne Joachim; and one brother, Charles Nelson.