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BENTROTH, Edith (Herren) 1909-2005

BENTROTH, HERREN, THOMSON, COOLEY

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 11/7/2014 at 00:49:29

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Sunday, July 24, 2005]

CEDAR FALLS - Edith Herren Bentroth, 95, of New Hope, Minn., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Ambassador Good Samaritan Center, New Hope.

She was born Nov. 7, 1909, near Clarinda, daughter of C.L. "Roy" and Nettie Woods Herren. She married Robert E. Bentroth June 25, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1988.

Edith graduated with honors from Iowa State College, the third female horticulture graduate. After graduation she was on the staff there for several years. She worked in several nursery positions prior to her marriage in 1939 and was a supervisor with the Black Hawk County Department of Human Services at her retirement in 1975.

Survived by a son, James of Albertville, Minn.; a daughter, Linda Thomson of Plymouth, Minn.; a grandson, Michael Thomson of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; three nephews, Gene Hall of Granada Hills, Calif., Roger Hall of Las Vegas and Robert Schmidt of Burlington, N.C.; three nieces, Judy Sheridan of East Grand Forks, Minn., Pat (Jim) McCreary of Gardnerville, Nev., and Maxine (Ned) McKinny of Mesa, Ariz.; two grand-nephews, Adam and Philip Sheridan of Minneapolis; and special friends, Mildred Wood, Mary Relihan, Marcia Bellman and Carol Aitkin.

Preceded in death by her husband, Bob; a daughter, Robin; a sister, Dorothy Cooley; an infant sister; and an "almost daughter", Wyona Roberts.

Celebration of life services: 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, with a luncheon following at the Lutheran Home and inurnment at Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls.

Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home.

Edith will be remembered for her generosity, humor, wisdom and warmth. In her later years she continued to demonstrate her lifelong commitment to learning and personal growth, and the willingness to adjust to lifes changes that characterized her entire life. She lived her declining years graciously - grateful for lifes blessings and uncomplaining.

Her memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Rest in peace, blessed Mother.


 

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