George L. Wentz, age 100, of Battle Creek, died due to natural causes at 10:30 a.m. on December 3, 2020 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, Battle Creek. He was born in Tedrow, Ohio on September 9, 1920, the son of Clyde and Myrtle (Losure) Wentz and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1942 to 1946.
George will be best remembered for his work at the Battle Creek Rendering Company for 31 years, his work as a van driver for Springview Towers, and as a Red Cross employee and volunteer, along with his delicious cookies at blood drives. He will also be remembered for his dedication to the church, having served as a Sunday School superintendent, a church board member, an usher/greeter, and the guy known as the "Candy Man" to all the kids.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis I. Wentz; his parents; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his three daughters, Mary E. (Jack) Clark, Gerri L. Lyman, and Kathryn M. (Forrest) Stewart; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services to celebrate George's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Battle Creek First Church of the Nazarene, 12866 Beadle Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Visitation will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens and may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/488649559. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Battle Creek First Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of George may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.