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Mae E. Bentilla, age 94, of Princeton passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Omro Care Center. Mae was born on May 10, 1918 in Juneau, WI. a daughter of Robert and Emma (Goss) Mietzel. She graduated from the Beaver Dam High School in 1936. After graduation, she worked in the lab at Kraft Foods in Beaver Dam. Mae was united in marriage to Clifford Bentilla at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on September 14, 1939. Several years later, they moved to Princeton with their children. They owned and operated the Uptown Bar in Princeton until Cliff passed away. She continued to operate the business as Mae's until the late 1960's. Mae then began to work as a clerk for Seavicki's 5&10 and then as a nutrition site manager for the Princeton Senior Center until she retired at age 89. She enjoyed going to church, listening to music, reading books, the Milwaukee Brewers and relaxing with her family.
Mae was a warm and wonderful mom to her four surviving children, Nancy (Orv) Abraham of Fond du Lac, Gary (Bobbi) Bentilla of Princeton, Clifford Jr. "Rock" (Donna) Bentilla of Neshkoro, Sue Nelson of Princeton; grandchildren, Tim (Stacy) Sikes, Todd Sikes (fiance' Cathy), Chad (Jacki) Bentilla, Amber (J.R.) Lindsay, Trenton (Brenda) Bentilla, Nathan (Billie) Bentilla, Steve Bentilla( special friend Jessie), Kamala (Chris) Bayley, Mallory (Dan) Fife; 3 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Mae was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy; brothers, Harold, Earl and Art.
A funeral service for Mae E. Bentilla will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church, 226 S. Clinton St., in Princeton where Mae was a faithful member. Rev. Daniel Heiderich and Rev. Robert Pless will conduct the funeral service with burial at the Memory Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send private condolences to the family.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Mar. 28, 2013