Randy J. Bentrup
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Randy J. Bentrup
  • August 11, 1949 - March 22, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Randy J. Bentrup, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hospice Home. He was born August 11, 1949 in St. Louis Missouri to the late Ralph Robert and Lorane Sarah (Young) Bentrup. He worked as an auto body specialist and retired from Maaco in 2007. He also was co-owner of Shively's Body Shop. He enjoyed many things in life. Working on cars, camping, taking road trips, antiquing, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, were a few of his favorites. He was a big NASCAR fan and loved to restore classic cars. He is survived by his wife, Vivian K. (Hedstrom) Bentrup of Fort Wayne; daughters, Renee (Jason Lester) Masel of Fort Wayne, Theresa (Larry) Wolf of Albion, IN, and Rachelle (Randy) Lane of Fort Wayne; step children, Erin Quegan, Jaimee (Brian) Greiner, and Ryan (Kali) Bentrup; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; five step grandchildren; brother, Rollan Bentrup; sisters in law, Cheryl (Wayne) Quickery and Vicki (Ralph) Beeks; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 AM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to COPD Foundation, Cancer Services of NE Indiana, Riley Children's Hospital, or Visiting Nurse.