Allen Bentz died on Thursday, July 12 at the Villa Health Care Center. He was 89 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, July 16, 11:00 A.M. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Visitation will be Sunday, July 15th from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Allen Edward Bentz was born to Edward and Louisa (Copeland) Bentz on July 21, 1917 at Ethan, South Dakota. He was united in marriage to Arlene (Graves) at her parents’ home at Fulton, South Dakota on October 16, 1939.
They moved to Melvin, Illinois and resided there for 9 years. In 1948 they moved to Mora and have lived there since.
He was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, parents, brother Henry Dale, and two brothers-in-law.
Allen is survived by on daughter Mrs. Lloyd (Joan) Erickson of Sandstone, MN; three grandsons Lynn and wife Peggy Erickson, Wayne and wife Kelly Erickson, Troy and wife Jennifer Erickson all of Mora; seven great-grandchildren Kirstin, Darin, Megan, Alyssa, Emily, Riley and Rita Erickson; sister-in-law and four brothers-in-law and their wives; plus many cousins and friends.
He was a farmer, drove school bus for the Mora School District for many years and sharpened skates at the Mora Hockey Rink. He was also a Ham Radio operator.