Norma E. Bentzin, 90, of Otterville, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 after her 90th birthday. She was born on March 9, 1923 in Malta, MT, the daughter of Olie and Ella (Peterson) Lefdahl.
In 1942, in Malta, Mont., she married Dr. R.V. Bentzin, who preceded her in death 1983.
She is survived by son Don (Lois) Bentzin of Chula Vista, Cali.; son Robert (Debbie) Bentzin of Otterville; daughter, Luane “Tweedy” Bentzin of Four Seasons Rest Home in Sedalia; her sisters, Marcella Evenson of Placentia, CA and Luane Stadstad of Grand Forks, ND; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Norma and Doc moved from Malta, MT after marriage and Doc did his internship in Dillon, Mont. They moved to and had practices in Fallon, Nev., Austin, Nev., Mesquite, Nev., and St. Louis. They ended their moves in Otterville, where Doc had his practice for 30 years and where Norma started her beauty salon. They both had their office/shop/home in the old Otterville Hotel. She loved all those in her family and enjoyed friends wherever she lived. She also loved going to garage sales, auctions, and enjoyed refinishing antique furniture. She was active in the Otterville Senior Center. The last year and a half, Norma lived at Rest Haven Home, Sedalia.
Norma’s body will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to The Otterville Senior Center, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
There will be no services.