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Funeral services for Reinhold 'Reiny' Bentz, 72, of Elgin, ND will be Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin. Rev. Jerry Lee will officiate and burial will follow at the Prairie View Cemetery in Heil, ND. Visitations will be from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Elgin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday morning.

REINHOLD 'Reiny' BENTZ was born on August 14, 1934 on the family farm northwest of Heil, ND. He was baptized and confirmed at the Grace Reformed Church in Heil. Reiny grew up on the farm and attended rural school in the area. He continued to help on the farm after his fathers passing in 1958. The family farm was sold in the early 1970's. He and his mother moved into Elgin where Reiny worked for Kohl Electric, worked on various farms and did yard work in Elgin. His heart was always on the farm. Reiny cared for his mother until she moved into the Dakota Hills in 2003. He loved 'old time music', hunting, fishing and taking care of the yard and garden. Reiny loved sports, especially baseball.

Reiny Bentz passed away unexpectedly at his home in Elgin, ND on September 23, 2006.

He is survived by his mother, Lenora Bentz, of Elgin; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar (June) Bentz, of Highmore, SD, Ervin (Eleanor) Bentz, of Bismarck, ND, Milbert (Claudia) Bentz, of Mott, ND, Marvin (Audrey) Bentz, of Minneapolis, MN; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertie Ottmar, of Elgin, Ardella (Vernon) Vietz, of New Leipzig, ND, Erma (Arlan) Bachmann, of Bismarck, ND, Dorothy (Emanuel) Will, Leona (Marvin) Hauck and Elaine Roth and friend, Mike Haslid, all of Elgin; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Reiny in death were his father, John Bentz in 1958 and a brother-in-law, Ervin Ottmar.