King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Joan M. Bentler, 90, Fort Madison


Joan M. Bentler, 90, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at The Kensington.  She was born on March 21, 1929 in St. Paul, IA to Stephen & Rosine Pollmiller Holtkamp. 


She married Francis “Frank” Bentler on October 10, 1950 in Houghton, IA.  She was the owner & operator of Celebration Bridal Shop and Bentler Rental with her husband for many years.  She was a member of Ss. Mary & Joseph Church and the Altar & Rosary Society and enjoyed shopping, traveling, lawn bowling & wintering in Florida.

       Joan is survived by: her husband: Frank Bentler of Fort Madison, IA; 1-son: Bob (Bonnie) Bentler of Des Peres, MO; 2-daughters: Jeanne (Bob) Drollinger of Wever, IA & Suzanne (Ted) Vonderhaar of West Point, IA; 12-grandchildren: R.J. Bentler, Peter Bentler, Christopher Bentler, Tara Allard, Trent Drollinger, Ted Bentler, Fritz Bentler, Matthew Bentler, Kathleen Boie, Joe Vonderhaar, John Vonderhaar & Maria Vonderhaar; 15-great grandchildren; 1-brother: Ronald (Bonnie) Holtkamp of Burlington, IA & several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, 2-sons: Thomas & William; 2-sisters: Jane Denning & Edna Fullenkamp; 1-brother: Paul Holtkamp & her half brothers & sisters: Anna Jingst, Mildred Mettenburg, Myrtle Peterschmidt, Alphonse Holtkamp & Stephen Holtkamp.

       Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 with a memorial mass to immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating.  Burial will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery.  A memorial has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools.  Online condolences to the Bentler family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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