Obituary: Ronald H. Bentle


November 13, 1932 – May 27, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Ronald H. Bentle, age 88, of South Holland, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Beloved husband of Terese Bentle, nee Rusin. Loving father of Celine (Raphael) Bess, Sally (Ira) Walsh, Ronnie (Dawn) Bentle, Todd (Joellen) Bentle, Tammy (Daniel) Bentle, and the late infant Michael Scott Bentle. Cherished grandfather of Amy (Robert Gunn), Joseph (Krystall), Samuel, Teresa, Jeremy (Caitlin), Jamie, Jacob, Jayse, Jenna, and Tyler. Great-grandfather of Niko, Joseph Jr., Kristopher, Alexander, Elijah, Samuel Jr., Seth, Antonion, Eva, and Aubree. Dear brother of Carolyn Washington. Preceded in death by siblings; Jim, Jackie, Greta, Wayne, Randell, Donald, and Dewey, and by his parents; Dewey and Buelah Thacker. Ronald was a die-hard Cardinals fan. He also loved to bowl, having bowled in many leagues. Ronald was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Tuesday, June 1, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Prayer service Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, leaving for a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Christ our Savior Parish, 880 E 154th Street, South Holland, IL. Interment Assumption Cemetery – Glenwood, IL. Memorial contributions to Parkinson’s Foundation are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at