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“Mr Wentz was a great guy. I met him when he was a Red Cross volunteer, such a gentleman and essy to talk to. He and wife also petsat. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Wallace - Battle Creek, MI

“Gerri, I always remember you giving your Daddy hugs at the Federal Center blood drives. He was obviously a caring and giving soul- I know you will...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gerald Duncan - Friend

“George was one of the kindest, gentleness men we've ever met. Always a kind word. George loved dogs and spoiled ours completely when he cared for...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Traver - Marshall, MI

“Gerri, my prayers and condolences to you and your family. Your sweet Daddy lived a full and amazing life! God Bless you all!!! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Candace Corbin - Battle Creek, MI

“George was a one of a kind! He had such a loving caring heart for all. I remember talking with him after donating blood about his wooden cars and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Damon - Battle Creek, MI

“My family and I will only smile when we think of George. Love for everyone was always shown to anyone whoever met him. So very special. Love you...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fay Cummings - Battle Creek, MI

“This Godly man has entered into his rest. He had made his reservations a very long time ago. He was a true blessing to all who knew him. Thanks...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn Mellott - Battle Creek, MI

“I remember George serving cookies when I donated blood at the Marshall UMC and his sweet, good nature. Always had a smile for everyone and told me...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Phyllis Katz - Battle Creek, MI

“George was such a fixture at the blood drives. He greeted everyone with a big smile and a kiss, chocolate of course. He will be missed. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Gail Rouscher - Friend

“I will miss George every time there's a blood drive he used to be at. He was always good for a hug & a story, and he was so generous to make those...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Irelan - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to the family. I have many fond memories of George at the local blood drives. I looked forward to seeing him each time I donated and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jill DeLong - Acquaintance

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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 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