Laverne Bentz

FLORIDA—Laverne Caroline Bentz, 96, of Altamonte Springs, FL, passed away Nov. 5, 2017 at Life Care Center Altamonte Springs, FL where she had been a resident for 10 years.
She was born March 29, 1921 in Millard, NE, the daughter of John and Carrie Biel. Laverne was a housewife, mother and dorm mother at Mary Lanning School of Nursing and was a member of Eastern Star for 69 years.
She is survived by her sons, James (Lyndall) Bentz and Ronald (Rosa) Bentz; Grandchildren: Michael Bentz, Suzanne White and Keith Bentz; great-grandchildren: Michael Bentz II, David Bentz, Kyle Bullifin, Brandon Bullifin, Justin Bentz, Jonathon Bentz, Danielle Gooding and Elisa Thorson; Great-great-grandchildren: Mila and Charles Bentz, Grace Bullifin, Madelynn Bentz, Katelyn and Evelyn Bentz, Alexis, Jacsen, Jarret and Joshua Gooding and Clayton and Jacob Thorson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Bentz.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Kahler Rd., Wilmington, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be Sept. 17, 2018 at Westlawn Memorial park, 3826 W. Stolley Park Rd., Grand Island, NE with Wanda Biel officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.