Edward “Dick” Bentz

Edward “Dick” Bentz, 87, of Waupun, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Dick was born March 15, 1934 in the town of Summit in Juneau County the son of Edward and Lela Brandt Bentz. Dick was raised on the family farm in Wonewoc, WI. In 1949 the family moved to Waupun. On May 30, 1959 Dick married Elaine Hammer in Beaver Dam. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun where they lived all their married lives. Dick and Elaine owned Bentz Shell Service in Waupun for many years and passed the business to their son, Rick Bentz and his wife, Sue. Dick and Elaine enjoyed traveling together to various areas of the United States. Dick was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun. He was a veteran of the US Army and served four years, with most of his time spent with the Army Honor Guard.

Dick is survived by his daughter, Ann (Rick) Rank of Randolph; his son, Rick (Sue) Bentz of Waupun; four grandchildren: Jenna (Levi) Frens of Waupun, Jarek Bentz of Waupun, Nelson Rank and Kolin Rank, both of Randolph; a great-grandson, Linden Frens; and a brother, Tony (Karen) Bentz of Beaver Dam.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, on June 4, 2021; his parents, Edward and Lela Bentz; and brothers: Lee Bentz, Bill Bentz, Lester Bentz, and Russell Landsinger.

Funeral services for Dick Bentz will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Fr. John Radetski officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military honors.  Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Please follow COVID-19 protocols.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Disabled American Veterans.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.