Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Edna M. Bentzinger, 102, Fort Madison


Edna Martha Bentzinger, 102 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Unity Point, Keokuk, Iowa.  She was born August 31, 1917 at New Boston, Iowa, a daughter of Frank and Clara (Hagen) Fowler.  She married Oswhin C. Bentzinger.  He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Argyle High School.  She worked for Northwestern Bell as a service assistant for more than 30 years.  Edna was a member of the Argyle Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Leah (Lee) Tucker of Durango, Iowa; three grandchildren: Lee Todd Tucker, Johnathan (Jane) Tucker, and Rebecca (Brian) Purvis; six great grandchildren, nieces and one nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Earl and George, and three sisters: Marie, Mabel, and Mildred.  

A private burial was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Keokuk.  Services will be held at a later date.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Bentzinger family and an online guest book may be found at

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