She was born in Chicago, IL on December 5, 1937, the daughter of Bent and Grace Bentsen.
She is survived by her children Mitch (Jessica) Ford of Fox River Grove, Sarah (Bill) Forbes of Marengo, Connie (Charles) Serpico of Harvard and Cindy (Ken) Wright of Fox River Grove, her grandchildren; Brian and Jason Ford, Jerry (Lauren) Forbes, Jason(Melissa) Dorrington,Amy, Mark, Mandy and Becky Weseman, James (Stephanie) Ford, Aaliyah Ford, Gina(Robbie) Davis, Brittney(Brandon) Godenschwager, Jessica Morici, Aaron Wright, Matthew Ford; great grandmother of 20; sisters; Darlene(late Roger) Ritzel and Alice (late Vern) Suchy. Fond aunt of Timothy C. Bentsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James A., a son James R. and a brother Bent Bentsen.
A Memorial visitation will be held at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 p.m. until the time of the Memorial service at 7 p.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family appreciated. Funeral info 847-966-7302 or www.skajafuneralhomes.com.