Sept. 8, 1935-March 30, 2013
Genelle Doris (Skolness) Bentley, 77, of Lake Park, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Fargo.
Genelle was born to Art and Doris (Gilbery) Skolness on September 8, 1935 in Moorhead. She graduated as valedictorian from Glyndon High School in 1953. She married Richard Bentley of Dilworth in 1954, and they had three sons. She was a lifelong member of the Scandia Lutheran Church and was involved in many of their activities.
Genelle is survived by her three sons, Scott of Moorhead, Lonny of Lake Park and Terry of St. Louis Park, Minn.; two sisters, Phyllis Wahl of Greenbush, Minn., and Ginger (Jacob) Smith of Butler, Ind.; brother, Dan (Sandy) Skolness of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Jason (Jessica) Bentley of Dilworth, Ross (Tami) Bentley of Moorhead, Melissa (Jacob) Nelson of Dilworth, Ariel Bentley of Seoul, South Korea, Miles and Maxwell Bentley of St. Louis Park; and five great grandchildren, Alissa, William and Cameryn Bentley of Dilworth, Caden Nelson of Dilworth and Autumn Bentley of Moorhead.
Preceding Genelle in death were her parents; brother, Joel Skolness; grandparents Ole and Charlotte Skolness, Charles and Edith Gilbery; and former husband, Richard Bentley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Wright Funeral Home, 605 2nd Ave. S., Moorhead.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, with interment to be held at a later date in Concordia Lutheran Church Cemetery, Glyndon.
Genelle's family wishes to thank all who helped enrich and fulfill her life, God bless you all. Memorials to the Concordia Lutheran Cemetery Fund are preferred.