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Burdell Francis Bents

December 29, 1953 September 23, 2017
Burdell Francis Bents
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Obituary for Burdell Francis Bents

Rushmore, MN

Burdell Francis Bents was born on December 29, 1953, in Sibley, IA, the son of Herb and Frances (Venenga) Bents. He attended country school and later graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1972. After high school, Burdell worked alongside his parents on the farm milking cows, raising livestock, and crop farming. On November 21, 1992, he married Tammy Hoefert in rural Rushmore. Burdell was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. In 2000, Burdell and Tammy moved to the family farm where they continued to raise livestock and crop farm. For the last 10 years, Burdell spent his days driving truck for his nephew at Steve Bents Trucking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and attending their many activities including volleyball, basketball, and softball games. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the local sale barn whenever possible. Burdell passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the age of 63.
Burdell is survived by his wife of 24 years, Tammy; his daughters, Amy and Jodi, both of Spencer, IA; special friends, DuWayne and Carol Andersen; brothers, George, Leo (Cheryl), and Kenny (Diane), and sister-in-law, Colleen Bents. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Burdell was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dwayne, and sister-in-law, Linda Bents. Burdell will be missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church near Rushmore, MN, with Pastor Paul Snyder officiating. Casket bearers will be Steve Bents, Tim Bents, Jerry Bents, Kim Gronewold, Corey Gronewold, and Mike Bents. Burial will be held in the Sunset Rest Cemetery near Rushmore.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

25

Sep

5:00 PM 9/25/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/25/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Sep

9:30 AM 9/26/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/26/2017 10:30:00 AM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Rushmore

31828 Jones Ave.
Rushmore, MN 56168

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Rushmore
31828 Jones Ave. Rushmore 56168 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

26

Sep

10:30 AM 9/26/2017 10:30:00 AM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Rushmore

31828 Jones Ave.
Rushmore, MN 56168

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Rushmore
31828 Jones Ave. Rushmore 56168 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Rest Cemetery Final Resting Place

King Ave
Rushmore, MN 56168

King Ave Rushmore 56168 MN
United States
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