Donald W. Bentrott

Bentrott, Donald W. SAN DIEGO-- Don ended his courageous fight with Melanoma on Wednesday May 29th, 2013. He was born and raised in Wheatland, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and then served in the USAF for five years. Don worked at General Dynamics in San Diego for 28 years in electrical design, project engineering and program management. He also worked as a consultant to the US Navy for ten years. Don was also a California Real Estate Broker and, after retiring, he spent seven years with the San Diego Police Department RSVP unit supporting the Traffic Division. He enjoyed his CAL-30 sailboat, skiing, woodworking, amateur radio, riding his motorcycle and traveling. Don is survived by his wife Roberte, son Ingo, and sister Margaret. Services will be held on June 12th at Clairemont Lutheran Church (858-273-7423).

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 9, 2013