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Bentz, Darrell M. 1923-2012


Posted By: Linda Mohning (email)
Date: 1/14/2012 at 07:48:23

Darrell Bentz, 88, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.
Darrell was born on August 15, 1923, at Remsen, the son of Nickolas and Johanna (Milfs) Bentz. He was raised at Remsen, where he graduated from the public high school During World War II, he served in the Unites States Army from February of 1943 to September of 1945. In 1942, he married Eugenia “Jean” Ransom. They later divorced, and she has passed away. Mr. Bentz made his home in several Iowa cities, where he pursued various occupations. In 1969, he moved to Orange City, where he became superintendent of the city water and sewage departments. He retired in 1992. Darrell enjoyed traveling, nature, and fishing.
Darrell was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Remsen and the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Post in Orange City.
Survivors include: his son and his wife, Daryle and Kay Bentz, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; four grandchildren, Daryle Bentz, Jr., and his wife, LeReba, of Bronson, Fla., Deisere, and her husband, Matt Moore, of Bronson, Iowa, Dana Johnson, of Palatka, Fla., and Dustin Bentz, of Charleston, S.C.; and eight great-grandchildren, Steven and Lillian Bentz; Aaron and Lindsey Moore; Courtney, Kayla, and Alexandria Johnson; and Anelise Bentz.
He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Darylene Kay Hanson; and three brothers, Kenneth, Roy and William Bentz.
Funeral services were held Wed., January 4, 2012 at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City with Rev. David Daumer officiating. Interment was at the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation was held the hour before the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
You may express your sympanty at www.oolman.com. – Remsen Bell-Enterprise, Jan. 12, 2012, page 4.


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