John Bentrup

John Bentrup passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at home with his family at his side on December 4, 2016.

He was the loving husband of 70 years to Edna; cherished dad of Joan (Larry Foat) Russo, Jean Pasqualone and Kelly (Gary) Gray; granddad of Jason (Catherine) Russo and John Webb; stepgrandpa of Lisa (Orlando) Dominguez, Ryan (Laura), Barrett (Casey), Reuben (Sarah) and Orlin (Becky) Foat; great-grandfather of Joslyn, Briana and Jared; and Papi to Julian, Simon, Damacio, Helio, Elena, Maia, Nora and Evelyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mae; sister Velma Bentrup; and grandson Brian Webb.

John was a man of faith who cherished his family and was active in his church. A recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, he was active in the Lions Club and enjoyed fishing, reading and bowling. John retired after 40 years of service at Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE).

Memorial contributions to ProHealth Care Home Hospice, 2000 Pewaukee Road, Suite C, Waukesha, WI 53188, appreciated.

Private family service.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit