Ann C. Bentz
1962 - 2021

Ann C. Bentz

GALESVILLE -- Ann C. Bentz, 58, of Galesville passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 7, 1962, to Stanley and Nancy French. In 1989, she married Greg Bentz and in April of 1996, they welcomed their son, Samuel John, to the world. Sam was the love of her life, the center of her world.

Ann was a lover of life itself. She was humble, kind and considerate of others' feelings. She lived exactly how she wanted, without regret, and consistently encouraged others to do the same. Always a caring and generous soul, she gave everyone her whole heart. Ann was a phenomenal cook, an avid crafter and often the personal grocery shopper people never even knew they needed. That woman could spot a deal from a mile away! Ann loved her plants and her garden and plunked her butt in the dirt every possible moment; sharing the fruit from her labor of love across the town. Annie loved all animals, but held a special place in her heart for her chickens, and literally every single dog she ever met; the biggest spots reserved for her Boone Doggle, Benni, Squiggle Butt and Tick Tock.

Ann was preceded in death by her father, Stanley French. She is survived by her son Samuel Bentz (Jordan De Young); husband, Greg Bentz; her mother, Nancy French; and siblings, Daniel French (Ann), Megan McCluskey (Dan), and Molly French (Steve). She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and far too many friends to count. We'd be "full of blue mud" if we tried to name all that she considered friends.

Our sincerest gratitude to Gundersen Health System's Care Coordination, Hospice, Oncology and Radiation Oncology, for their excellent care and service throughout Ann's journey.

There will be a bonfire celebration of life in the summer, when it's warm, because Annie's wish is that there be "no shoes allowed!" It'll be "a hoot."

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to GET Support, PO Box 2, Galesville, Wis.; or the Trempealeau County Humane Society, N27109 US-53, Blair, Wis., 54616.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.
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Funeral services provided by:
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