1921 Milton 2001

Milton Lester Bentle

July 10, 1921 — March 11, 2001

Milton L. Bentle
N3867 Laird Road

Age 79, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2001, surrounded by his family. Boots was born on July 10, 1921, in Appleton the son of the late Leonard and Josephine (Pingel) Bentle. On April 27, 1946, he married the former Florence (Hartsworm) Bentle at St. John’s Congregational Church in Appleton. Boots served in the US Army Signal Corps during WWII from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stephensville and served on their church council. He was a member of the Shiocton and Black Creek American Legion Posts, served on the LaFollette School Board and was also a volunteer fireman for the Hortonville Rural Fire Department. Boots owned and operated Bentle Brothers Cheese Factory along with his brothers until 1977; he then drove milk truck for Weyauwega Milk Products until his retirement in 1990. Boots enjoyed farming, fishing and spending time outdoors working in the yard, but his favorite pass time was enjoying the company of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Boots is survived by his wife, Florence; their three children, Robert (Donna) of Hortonville; Jean (Gavino) Martinez of Appleton; Sharon Bentle of Shiocton; eight grandchildren, Thomas (Lynn), James and John Bentle; Robert (Heather) and Aaron Martinez; Dennis (Michelle) Guyette; Pamela (Neives) Fortuno, Beth Guyette and nine great grandchildren. Boots is further survived by his brother, Ralph of Appleton; three sisters-in-law, Isabelle Elgeti, Harriet and Angeline Hartsworm and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl; two sisters-in-law, Margaret and Alice Bentle, three brothers-in-law, Earl and George Hartsworm and Howard Elgeti. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Stephensville, the Rev. Joel Lillo officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 from 4-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday directly at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Military honors will follow. A memorial fund is being established.

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