FAULKTON — Charles Bent, 80, of Faulkton, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Faulkton Healthcare Center.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Faulkton, with the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Faulkton Cemetery.
Charles Arthur Bent was born on Dec. 7, 1932, in Faulkton, to Arthur and Lena (Ickler) Bent. He attended Faulkton High School.
He lived in Kansas for a period of time and worked with his cousin as a mechanic. He then returned to Faulkton and joined the Army. During his service time he married Darlene Patterson on Nov. 17, 1953. In 1955 he received his honorable discharge, went to work for various Faulkton farmers, was a janitor at the courthouse and also ran his own painting business.
He enjoyed square dancing, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge and a lifetime member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his children, James, Jeff, Jerry, Jay, and Julie; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; his siblings, Delores Ford, Donna Bent, Bonnie (Robert) Meyer, Dick (JoAnn) Bent, and Roger (Mary-Ann) Bent; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lena Bent.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton is in charge of arrangements.
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