Walter H. Bentz

Walter H. Bentz, 97, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Cedar Community Hospice.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1909 on the family homestead farm in the town of Jackson to the late Otto and Anna (nee Gison) Bentz.

Walter spent his life living and working on the farm where he was born.

On April 2, 1960 he was united in marriage to Lucille Weber-Sorenson. Together they continued working the farm until retiring in 1977 and moving to a house on the Cedar Community Cam-pus.

After their retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling to many states and other countries.

Lucille passed away in 2001.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Kenneth (Lee) Weber, Phyllis Meyer, Donald (Donna) Weber, Shirley (Lawrence) Kallas, Gerald (Joan) Weber, Gordon (Jean) Weber, Rodger (Kathleen) Weber, Merry Carole (John) Bonow and Teckla Weber; other nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

Rev. Victor Hackbarth will officiate, and burial will be on Saturday at 10 a.m in. Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

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