Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home obituary – Anna M. Bentler, 90, West Point

Anna Mae "Mick" Bentler, 90, of West Point, died Friday, November 13, 2020.

Anna Mae “Mick” Bentler, 90 years, of West Point, Iowa and formerly of St. Paul, Iowa died Friday November 13, 2020 at her home.  She was born October 17, 1930 at Nauvoo, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Adelia 

(Pollmiller) Brown.  On October 27, 1951, she married Henry Alfred “Hank” Bentler at St. Paul.  He preceded her in death on July 13, 2012.

Mick was a farmer’s wife, homemaker and also worked at the Post Office in later years. She was a lifelong member of St. James the Less parish in St. Paul.  Mick loved her family more than anything and all the time spent together.  The many loud holiday gatherings over the years leave our hearts full of wonderful memories.   Mick always enjoyed a hot summer day outside in the sun.  Whether riding the mower on the farm or tending one of her gardens, she loved the feeling of the sun on her face.  The Lake of the Ozarks was a special place for her where she got the two best things – family and sun!  Mick was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, especially enjoying basketball games on TV and occasionally at the arena. As the matriarch of her large family, she taught us all how to live with dignity, strength, and grace.

She is survived by two sons, Marty ( Marylou) Bentler of St. Paul and Brian (Lynda) Bentler of Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Lois (Tom) Lampe of Metamora, Illinois;  sons-in-law, Bob Winnike and Randy (Judy) Scharpman, all of West Point; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters Kathleen Scharpman and Sue Winnike, and three sisters: Darlene Menke, Margaret Miller, and Rita Stuekerjuergen.  

Mick’s family will meet friends from 10:00 – 11:00 am Monday, November 16, 2020 at St. James the Less Catholic Church, St. Paul.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am Monday, November 16, 2020 at the church with Father Dan Dorau as Celebrant.  Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, St. Paul.  Mass will be live-streamed on the St. James the Less and St. John the Baptist Facebook  page.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Memorials for St. James the Less Catholic Church or Holy Trinity Catholic Schools  and cards may be left at the church during the service or mailed to the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, 412 Ave C, P.O. Box 247, West Point, Iowa 52656.  You may also sign an online guest book and send a message to her family at  Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bentler

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