Phyllis 'Pat' Bentson
Phyllis Patricia “Pat” Bentson, 91, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Phyllis Hale was born to George and Martha (Martin) Hale on Sept. 23, 1928, in Elysian, where she was raised and attended school. Following her education, she moved to Windom.
On Nov. 10, 1953, Pat married Vernon Bentson in Mankato. The couple made their home in Windom for the next 17 years where they raised their four children. In 1970 they moved to Luverne. In 1979 Pat and Vernon divorced. In Luverne Pat was employed at Mary Jane Brown Home as a kitchen aide. She then worked at Luverne Community Hospital as a CNA in the nursery until 1985 when she moved to Robbinsdale. While in Robbinsdale, Pat worked in a nursing home and later babysat in her home. In 1985 Pat retired and moved back to Luverne and resided at the Blue Mound Tower apartments for the next 27 years. In 2010 Pat became a resident of the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
Pat is survived by her four children, Charles (Roxy) Bentson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kenneth Bentson of Sioux Falls, Sandra (Tom) Bush of Hills, and Debra Piller (special friend, Phillip Flaten) of Mission, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Jeff (special friend, Kayla) Bentson, Jennifer (Tommy) Hurtgen, Emily Bentson, Taylor Bentson, Jacob Bentson, Angela (T.J.) Newgard, Stacy (Brittian) Bush, and Miranda (Keith) Lutz; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brothers Walter “Bud” of San Diego, California, and Bob of Hastings; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Snooks, Betty, Georgeann and Nola; brothers George and Richard; and son-in-law, Wayne Piller.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.