Steven Craig Bents, age 60 of Jackson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at his residence in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Service will be live streamed on the Osterberg Funeral Home Facebook page.
Steven Craig Bents, son of John A. and Bette (Dagel) Bents, was born on Friday, February 19, 1960 in Adrian, Minnesota.
Steven attended grade school in Rushmore, Minnesota and graduated from Worthington High School in 1978. Steven attended Southwestern Technical College in Jackson, Minnesota and graduated with high honors in carpentry, leading him to renovating many houses. In his younger years, Steven farmed with his dad and later on his own until 1994. Steven then worked at Monford (Swift) in Worthington for multiple years before going to work at Ag-Chem (Ag-Co) for over 20 years. Steven was united in marriage to Janell Halverson on August 13, 1988 on the family farm. They continued living in rural Rushmore, along with Janell’s daughter and son, whom Steven later adopted. In December 1989, a son Andrew was born from this marriage. This marriage was later dissolved. Steven and his family moved to Lakefield, Minnesota in 1993 and later to Fairmont in 1998. Steven and his youngest son resided in Sherburn for a short time, before retiring to his acreage in rural Jackson.
Steven enjoyed making things out of wood, gardening, working along side his daughter and sons in many projects. Steven truly enjoyed spending time with his family.
Steven is survived by his three children: Jennifer (Tedarian) Lingl, Benjamin (Brittany) Bents, and Andrew (Miranda) Bents; his sister Janice (John) Pfeifer, brother Johnny Bents, granddaughter Riley Jo, grandsons Jadyne Benjamin, E’sen Jawan, and a baby boy due February 2021; friends Mike Ehlers, Tony Holmberg, along with nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Bette.
Blessed be the memory of Steven Bents.
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