Catherine M. Bentler
Catherine M. Bentler, 98, of rural West Point, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the Henry County Health Center, in Mt. Pleasant.
Friends may call and meet with the family from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at St. James the Less Catholic Church, in St. Paul. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at St. James Catholic Church, in St. Paul, with Rev. Bruce DeRammelaere as celebrant. Burial will be at St. James the Less Catholic Cemetery, in St. Paul.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in her memory to St. James Cemetery or Holy Trinity Catholic Schools. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home, in West Point, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bentler was born on July 1, 1918, in St. Paul, the daughter of Angela (Witte) and Theodore Dingman. On Jan. 20, 1943, she married Leo J. Bentler, at St. James the Less Catholic Church, in St. Paul.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. James the Less Catholic Church.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlework, studying family genealogy and spending time with her family.
Bentler is survived by her two sons, Joe Bentler, of St. Paul, and Mark (Cathy) Bentler, of Ft. Madison; two daughters, Joan (Larry) Steffensmeier, of St. Paul, and Mary Ellen (Steve) Wagenecht, of Davenport; six grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Sister Mary Dingman and Louise Dingman, of St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; her parents; one daughter in infancy; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Bishop Maurice, Adrian, and Mark Dingman.