David W Bent Sr.December 8, 1938 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 78)
David W. Bent, Sr., age 78, died August 21, 2017 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Green Bay, WI, on December 8, 1938. He graduated from Burlington High School, US Air Force training, and Federal Aviation Administration training. He joined the U.S. Air Force in December 1956, achieving the rank of Airman 2nd Class before being honorably discharged in January 1960. He worked for the Cadillac Division of General Motors and the Federal Aviation Administration for 45 years achieving the title of Electronic Technician class 2101-H. David earned multiple awards and honors for his creativity, leadership and dedication. He was a Lifelong believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and joined Fait Lutheran Church when he moved to Lakeland in 2006. He continued his stewardship through his love for everyone. He made many friends at Faith Lutheran and will be sorely missed.
Mr. Bent was preceded in death by his wife Jean (Fritcher) Bent, to whom he married on June3, 1959, father Harold Bent, stepmother Esther Bent, sister Diane Mosley and grandson Daniel Legate. He is survived by his daughter Myrna (Derick) Legate of Omaha, NE, son David (Autumn) Bent of Councile Bluffs, IA, brother John (Mary) Bent of North Port, FL, sister Ruth (Garry Pearson of Rockford, IL, brother James (Shelly) Bent of Racine, WI, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family deeply appreciates the professional care and kindness given to David by the doctors and nurses at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Pastor Richard Poutenls of Faith Lutheran Church, Ms. Kay Eades and all of David's dear friends.