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.
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