Chris G. Bentz

December 31, 1936 - July 22, 2009
Chris G. Bentz

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Chris G. Bentz, 72, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 22, 2009 at the Elizabeth House. A native of Ludington, MI, he was the son of the late Herman and Marie Jensen Bentz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen.

He lived in Austin, TX, for many years before venturing back to Michigan and later relocating to Hendersonville. He was a Navy Veteran and Reservist and graduated from Tri-State University of Angola, IN in 1958 with a BS in civil engineering. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity. He served as the president and owner of Texas Corrugated, Inc from 1970-1988 and of Austin Hi-Tech Restoration from 1991-1996.

He attended Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin, TX and St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ludington, MI. He served as the youth director and chairman of the Lutheran Outdoors Ministry, one of his great passions.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kari J. Bentz; son, Bradford W. Bentz and wife, Nevena; daughter, Angela D. Mohan and husband, Michael; stepson, Eric Hoffman; granddaughters, Arianna and Alexandra Bentz; sister, Agnes ìAggieî Bellanger; brothers, David and Fred Bentz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 30, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to the Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas, P.O. Box 798, Hillsboro, TX 76645.


Thursday, July 30, 2009
12:00 AM

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125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • July 27, 2009
    Dave & Sue Neer says:
    Dear Kari, We send our deepest condolences. May the Lord keep watch over you. Your friends in Christ, Dave & Sue

  • August 01, 2009
    Mary and Lee Christner says:
    Dear Kari, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • July 30, 2009
    Milton & Peggy Turnipseed says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Milton and I knew Chris through Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas. I served as secretary to the Board during those years. We have many fond memories of Chris and Brad at Camp Lone Star -- catching armadillos!! Chris loved serving the Lord, and did it in many ways. He was a very generous man.

  • July 30, 2009
    Maryse & Robin says:
    My dearest friend, KariJo.....thinking of you today and wishing you peace....God bless you....we love you and miss you.... Love Maryse & Robin

  • July 29, 2009
    Bob and Sue Wernecke says:
    We will miss our friend Chris. I have very fond memories of many golf games, fishing trips, and the endless games of gin rummy. We are saddened by your and our loss.