Dennis Bentley(1951 - 2012)

Bentley, Dennis E.

Dennis E. Bentley, 60, Harvard, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. He was born Dec. 22, 1951, to Harry Edmund and Mae Violet (Larson) Bentley. He married Susan Germann on Nov. 21, 1970, in Spartanburg, S.C.

He was a plant manager for Dean Foods in Huntley, Ill. and Green Bay, Wis., which later became Bay Valley Foods in Green Bay. Dennis enjoyed NASCAR, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, going to his cottage up north, and was an avid Chicago sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Bentley, Green Bay / Harvard; daughter, Amy (Emory) Salberg, West Bend, Wis.; son, Brad Bentley, Green Bay; grandsons, Emory, Jr. and Alton Salberg, West Bend, Wis.; sister, Melodie (Ron) O'Leary, Walworth, Wis.; brother, Dean Bentley, Wonder Lake; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dale and Lonnie.

The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home with Rev. Herb Priester officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

For information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Nov. 16, 2012