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Bernard P. Bentz
March 3, 1928 August 24, 2009


Albany Bernard, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday in Albany. He was born in Sublimity, where he grew up. Bernard lived in the Jordan/Scio area until moving to Central Oregon in 1975 and then retired to Albany in 1987. He worked as a rancher most of his life and for a number of years worked in real estate for his brother as the agricultural specialist at Ron Bentz Realty.

Bernard and his wife enjoyed traveling to Mexico, and spent over 20 years doing missionary work there. He also enjoyed reading and traveling. Bernard was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Jefferson.

He married Eileen Heintzman on February 23, 1963 in Albany. Bernard is survived by his wife: Eileen of Albany; Sons: Patrick (Holly) Bentz of John Day and Chris (Dawn) Bentz of Buda, Texas; Daughters: Paula (Dennis) Catmull of Portland and Lisa (Kevin) Gruenefeldt of Stayton; Brother: Ken Bentz of Drewsey; Sisters: Leona Kremer of Sublimity and Claudia Cunningham of Silverton; 21 grandchildren. 

Recitation of Rosary will be Wednesday, August 26 at 6:15 PM at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Jefferson. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, August 27 at 11:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery in Sublimity. Contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. 


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