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Kenneth Darvin Bentlage 2

Kenneth Darvin Bentlage, age 92, of Golden City, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at his home.
Kenneth was born September 05, 1926 in Bland, MO to Chris H. and Anna Marie (Giedinghagen) Bentlage. Kenneth graduated from Golden City High School in the class of 1945 and served his country in the United States Army. On June 26, 1949, Kenneth married Lala Mae Kinser at the Lamar United Methodist Church.
Kenneth was a cattle and crop farmer, a member of the Golden City United Methodist Church, where he was the President of the Board of Trustees. He was also on the county board of the ASCS (Agricultural Soil Conservation Service), as well as the Rural Water District #1.  Kenneth enjoyed tractor pulling as well as playing the guitar and fiddle.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Darvin and Tish Bentlage, Golden City, MO; a daughter, Debra Bentlage, Golden City, MO; three grandchildren, Larry (Ericka) Helmer, Julia (Richard) Berg and Crystal Bentlage; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding Kenneth in death were his wife Lala Bentlage, one brother, Alvin Bentlage and one sister, Melba Springgate, and best friend, Dean Stratton.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m, Friday, May 24, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, MO with burial to follow in Mt.Carmel Cemetery, Golden City, MO.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.  

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Lamar VFW Post #3691 in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 St. Louis, MoBarbara Martorana 2019-05-27 15:56
I count myself blessed to have met his son Darvin and wife Tish and daughter Debra. They no doubt will carry on his legacy. I think it was a blessing that Deb, you came back to Golden City and be able to savor and enjoy precious memories with your dad. I’m happy he is at peace and has his eternal home back with your mom and siblings. They may be gone from our sight, but forever held in our hearts. That never leaves us. God Bless.
#4 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2019-05-27 02:50
I have such good memories of Kenneth when we farmed in the Kenoma area many years ago. My Dad (Bob Harris) and Kenneth owned some farm equipment together to save on expenses. One of those things were Square Hay Balers. My Dad and Kenneth would go out to the hayfield and talk about the weather and humidity, and if the hay was ready. The only ones who really knew when it was time to bale hay was Kenneth or my Dad. They would grab a handful of hay in their hands and twist it around and around in their hands to listen for crackling or not. When Kenneth said it was a "GO", he'd grin at us as he drove the tractor pulling the baler pulling the wagon where we bounced around all afternoon and into the evening keeping our balance and loading the bales.
Kenneth was the type of guy you wanted to work very hard for. I know many in his family and friends will miss him and I was so glad my Dad counted him as a friend and co farmer. I was blessed to have worked with him.
#3 Quincy, Il.Nata and Roger Selve 2019-05-24 06:09
So sorry about your dad. We won't be able to make the funeral. God bless you richly. Nata and Roger
#2 Kirkwood, MOKarel Bentlage Hippe 2019-05-24 02:00
The last of the three Bentlage siblings led a long
and satisfying life. May he rest in peace. With heartfelt sympathy to my cousins and his many friends.
#1 Jasper Mo.Brenda McKay 2019-05-23 21:03
I enjoyed visiting with him while he eat his supper Liked talking about the good old tractor pulling days

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