Dean R. Bentheimer, 71 of Copperas Cove, TX (formally of Jefferson) passed away on Friday, September 14, 2019.
Dean was born on March 26, 1948 in Watertown, WI, the son of Robert and Lucille (Queiser) Bentheimer. He was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson High School and enlisted in the US Army soon after. Dean served his country during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm earning an extensive list of achievements including 3 Bronze Star Medals. He retired from the Army in 1992 after 25 years of service and started working at Ft. Hood, TX as a helicopter service person and later as an instructor. While in the Army, Dean met and married Beth Henner in 1971. The couple had 2 sons and enjoyed 43 years of marriage until her death in 2014. Dean enjoyed stained glass, was an avid knife collector, and loved working on and around his home.
He is survived by: his sons James Bentheimer of California and Brian Bentheimer of Georgia; grandchildren Debin, Tyler, and Bethlyn; sisters Janet Gehrke, Kathleen Gehrke, Sharon Bentheimer, Linda (Ken) Kolodzne, Lori (Warren) Fox, and Julie (Lee) Hersrud; special sister-in-law Trish Lemire. Dean is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Ellen Masche.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Union Cemetery of Jefferson.
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