Bernard G. Bentley

Bernard G. Bentley, 76 of Roscommon and formerly of Frederic, passed away at home with his family on Friday, July 12, 2019.
Born in Grayling on May 31, 1943, he was the son of Albert and Mary (Denewett) Bentley.
After serving in the U.S Army on active duty and as a reservist, Bernard spent 20 years in the Michigan National Guard.  Many of those years he was with the 1071st Maintenance Division at Camp Grayling.  
Later he also worked in housekeeping at Grayling Mercy Hospital.  When not working, he enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family.
Surviving is his wife, the former Linda M. Murphy; his children, Lori (Craig) Reimer of Hale and David (Tracy) Bentley of Frederic; grandsons, Joseph (Kaidy) Bentley of Millington, Seth Bentley of Vanderbilt and Kaydon (Tori) Reimer of Traverse City; a “special daughter”, Angel and her family; and a brother-in-law, Mike Murphy.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters.
In keeping with his wishes, the family will remember him privately.  Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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