Burrell Ernst Bentz

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  • Name: Burrell Ernst Bentz
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 10, 1921
  • Date of Death: October 11, 2004
  • Parents: Walter Bentz & Leona (Ernst) Bentz
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: January 14, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: August 20, 1942
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Burrell E. Bentz
    Birth Year: 1921
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: January 14, 1942
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: Air Corps
    Branch Code: Air Corps
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the
    President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Army of the U.S. - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter, 1 year enlistments
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 1 year college
    Civil Occupation: Semi-skilled miner and mining machine operator
    Marital status: single without dependents
    Height: 71
    Weight: 156

    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Burrell E. Bentz
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: July 10, 1921
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: September 2, 1942
    Employer: Oliver Mining Co., Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 6-2
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Walter Bentz, Marble, Minnesota


  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Burrell Bentz married Dorothy Adams. He became a pastor after his discharge from the service and ministered in Lead, South Dakota; and Hibbing, Bagley, Brainerd, Cherry, and Bemidji, Minnesota.

    Burrell Bentz died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Cohasset, Minnesota (1st add - 403). He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 60 years; son, Clinton Reed Truen; three daughters, Georgia DuBois, Janice (Jerry) Horton, and Roberta (Larry) Hansch; 18 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Gunberg; and nieces and nephews.

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