James A. Bentley Obituary

James A. Bentley

<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">James &ldquo;Jim&rdquo; Bentley, 86, of Nisswa, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Good Samaritan Village &ndash; Bethany in Brainerd.&nbsp; A Celebration of Jim&rsquo;s Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. &ndash; 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 2 at Nelson &ndash; Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.&nbsp; Jim&rsquo;s family requests you follow COVID safety recommendations and wear a mask.&nbsp; Interment will take place at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Nisswa.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Jim was born March 12, 1934, in Minneapolis, the son of Henry and Flossie (Shanks) Bentley.&nbsp; Following his high school graduation, Jim went to work and dedicated 38 years of service to Potlatch.&nbsp; When he retired, he found two new careers &ndash; he was a starter The Pines Golf Courses at Grandview Lodge for 22 years and he was also a courtesy car driver for Mills Motors for several years.&nbsp; Jim was proud of his 55 years of sobriety and he filled those years with camping adventures, snowmobile rides, and playing many hands of 500 and many rounds of golf.&nbsp; He enjoyed keeping his lawn mowed and his driveway plowed.&nbsp; Traveling to the North Shore and taking in the colors each fall was something Jim looked forward to.&nbsp; Jim was the King of his castle.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol; daughter, Sandy (Tom) Bentley &ndash; Williams; step-grandchildren, Gabriel Williams and Benjamin (Lisa) Williams; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.&nbsp; He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Glen, Bud, Betty, and Mike.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Memorials are preferred to Heartland Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.), Good Samaritan Hospice &ndash; Nisswa, and Good Samaritan Village &ndash; Bethany.</span></span></p>
March 12, 1934 - September 25, 202003/12/193409/25/2020
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James “Jim” Bentley, 86, of Nisswa, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Good Samaritan Village – Bethany in Brainerd.  A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 2 at Nelson – Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.  Jim’s family requests you follow COVID safety recommendations and wear a mask. ...

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