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Norman Bentzen

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Bentzen, Norman MELROSE Norman M. Bentzen, 95, died on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. Born in Troy on July 4, 1918, he was the son of the late W. Thorvald and Anna Petersen Bentzen. Mr. Bentzen was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School. He served as a staff sergeant for the US Army in the 87th Infantry Division during World War II in the European Theater. He was employed for John L. Thompson & Co. for over 32 years as a pharmaceutical salesman before retiring. He was a member of the Danish Lutheran Church for many years. Over the course of twenty years, he was elected many times to the Lansingburgh Board of Education. He was a 48-year member of the Mechanicville Golf Club and helped organize the Veterans of Lansingburgh, serving as it's first vice president. He was the husband of the late Evelyn Miller Bentzen; loving father of Karl C. (Ann) Bentzen of Melrose, and the late Peter N. (Elizabeth) Bentzen and Susan E. (Jeffrey) Blackwell. He was the brother of the late Karl, Harlan, Richard, and Irwin Bentzen, Doris Geise, and Carolyn Moekle. He is survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving longtime companion, Hope Mealy Knight of Malta. Funeral services are private for the convenience of the family. The family would like to extend deepest gratitude to Wesley Health Care Center, 3 Hathorne, and especially to Julie Alsante and her knowledgeable staff, for the wonderful, compassionate care they provided to Norman. Their kindness will be remembered always. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , PO Box 13535, Albany, NY 12212 (, or to the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, PO Box 107, Williamson, NY 14589 ( To light a candle or to sign the condolence book, please visit To our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and companion, cheers to a full life and peaceful passing. We will miss you and remember you always but take comfort in knowing you are now at peace.


Funeral Home
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
(518) 273-3223
Funeral Home Details
Published in Albany Times Union on June 30, 2014
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