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Doris Bentele

October 21, 1927 — July 21, 2022

Buhl, MN

Doris Bentele age 94 of Buhl passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. Doris was born October 21, 1927 to Harold and Esther (John) Hansen in Algona, IA. Doris attended Secretarial College in Mankato. In 1953 she moved to Hibbing and got her first job as a secretary for Wesley United Methodist Church, later serving on the church board. Doris was a hard worker and held jobs at the Mesaba Country Club, Standard Oil in Fairmont, MN and the Androy Hotel until its closure in 1978. Doris also tended bar at Brothers II, later the 412, until her retirement at age 80. She was joined in marriage to Paul F. Bentele on May 22, 1949. Doris was a well known and talented cook, she gained experience from working at the Androy and would cater events after its closure. She was also a Girl Scout Leader and a Chairperson for cookie sales. Doris was a prolific crocheter and seamstress. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Esther, husband, Paul, siblings, Max Hansen, Arlene (Larry) Saniter and William “Bill” Hansen great-grandson, Trent Salminen. She is survived by her daughters, Paula (Ken) Korpi and LaVonne (Darrell) Godin, surrogate daughter, Patti Benchina, grandchildren, Traci Heidemann, Rina Edstrom, Rosanne Blevins, Libby Mayer, Matthew Korpi, Ketti Chamberlin, 11 great-grandchildren sisters-in-law, Donnis Hansen and Bonnie Hansen. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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