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October 22, 2018

9/1/2018 7:30:00 AM
Gayle Margaret Bentley

Gayle Margaret Bentley, age 74, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. She was born July 8, 1944, in Rhinelander, to George and Ardis Bentley.

Throughout her life, Gayle was a caregiver to many people. She worked as a nursing assistant in her earlier years, and then later worked in private home health care for the elderly. She loved music and dancing, and her favorite entertainer was Elvis Presley. One of her favorite activities was spending time with the family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gayle was very social and loved going on car rides, hanging out at the local coffee shop, and being involved in church activities.

Gayle is survived by her seven children, Julie (Paul) Colton, Mary (Greg) Schilleman, Michele (Bill) Foley, Gidget Lynn (Kent) Peterson, Amy (John) Larsen, Lisa (Ray) Radke, and Candice (Tim) Wissbroecker; 18 grandchildren, Amanda, James, McKenzie, Nicholas, Jacob, Lindsay, Jaden, Linkon, Grali, Felica, Zachariah, Sierra, Dylan, Cayman, Emily, Cooper, Noah, and Caleb; and 11 great-grandchildren, Riley, River, Daqlyn, Roczen, Jackson, Emersyn, Eli, Emmett, Elliette, Aya, and Koyote. Gayle is further survived by stepsisters, Bonnie, Valerie, and Holly and stepbrother, Scott.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Bentley, mother, Ardis Bentley, stepmother, Virginia Bentley, brother, Gary Bentley, stepbrother, Roger, and granddaughter, Erica Taylor.

Gayle will be buried with her family in Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander. A private family service for Gayle has been held. Condolences for Gayle's family may be sent to The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Gayles family.

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