Obit: Bentz, Robert Ernest (1878 - 1945)

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Surnames: Bentz, Ferguson, Adams, Fasbender, Mueller, Sabler, Apfelbeck, Tesmer

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/24/1945

Bentz, Robert Ernest (15 Feb. 1878 - 18 May 1945)

Robert Ernest Bentz of Colby, the caretaker of a summer cottage at Fence Lake, near Minocqua, for Chicago people, died at a Rhinelander hospital Friday, May 18th of injuries he suffered when he fell from the roof of the cottage. He was taking off the covering on the chimney when he fell and broke several ribs which punctured his lung.

The body was taken to the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby where funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Rev. M. B. Ferguson, pastor of the Colby Methodist church, officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Chas. Adams, Emil Fasbender, Walter Mueller, Lawrence Mueller, Chas. Sabler and Peter Apfelbeck.

Mr. Bentz was born in Germany February 15, 1878, and came to the United States with his parents when two years of age. He lived in Colby most of his life and worked at the carpenter trade. He never married. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wm. Tesmer of Colby, and a brother, Edwin Bentz of Colby, Wis.



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