Albert Henry 'Al' Bentz, 95, of Okmulgee, Okla., formerly of Duluth, passed away Aug. 29, 2006. He was born July 24, 1911, in Dilworth, Minn., to Henry and Martha (Speier) Bentz. On April 12, 1937, Al married Florine C. Aschenbrenner, in Charles City, Iowa. Loving to travel, Al was a tool and die maker in many shops in Minnesota and the western United States. As a young man he enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his later years he was an avid reader. Al was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur and a sister, Leona Susnik. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Florine; children, Martha of Okmulgee, Okla., David (Carole) Bentz, of Albany, Ore., and Randall (Nancy) Bentz, of Flower Mound, Texas; special granddaughters, Vickie, of Okmulgee, Okla., Krista Carpenter, of Grand Prairie, Texas, also Ann Bentz and Toby Bentz of Albany, Ore., Thomas Bentz, of Portland, Ore., Amy (Joseph) Skoviak, of Lusby, Md.; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. VISITATION:12:30 until the 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Sept. 6, in St. James Catholic Church. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Published in Duluth News Tribune on Sep. 3, 2006.