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Elaine Bentz

d. June 4, 2021

Elaine Bentz, 81, of Waupun, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 in Hospice Home of Hope of Fond du Lac.

Elaine was born July 13, 1939 in Beaver Dam, the daughter of Louis and Marie Becker Hammer. Elaine was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On May 30, 1959 she married Dick Bentz in Beaver Dam. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Elaine and Dick owned Bentz Shell Service in Waupun where she was the business bookkeeper. Elaine served on the Fire and Police Commission for the City of Waupun for several years. Elaine was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun. She and Dick enjoyed traveling together to many parts of the United States. Elaine enjoyed reading and was an avid puzzle maker, often having more than one puzzle going at a time.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dick Bentz of Waupun; her daughter, Ann (Rick) Rank of Randolph; her son, Rick (Sue) Bentz of Waupun; four grandchildren: Jenna (Levi) Frens of Waupun, Jarek Bentz of Waupun, Nelson Rank of Randolph, and Kolin Rank of Randolph; a great-grandson, Linden Frens; a sister, Susan Roedl (David Kasper) of Beaver Dam; and a sister-in-law, Lorna Hammer of Fort Atkinson.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers: Ronnie, Ralph, Bill, and Ken Hammer.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Elaine Bentz will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. John Radetski officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

The family would like to thank Dr. Karen Reynolds, Dr. Mariano and Luz Rosales, 2nd floor staff at Waupun Memorial Hospital, and Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac for their excellent love and care given to Elaine.

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