Grace M. Bentley passed away on January 23, 2015 at age 97 at the St. Croix Health Center. Grace was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin on January 27, 1917, the only daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Halvorson) LaVenture of New Richmond. Grace married Howard Bentley in 1943. He was a WW II US Army veteran who died on Grace’s birthday in 1973. Grace remained active volunteering with the First Lutheran Church and the New Richmond American Legion Auxiliary, Post 80. Grace and Howard did not have any children. The Bentley/Halvorson family thanks the wonderful staff at the St. Croix Health Center for their love and support of Grace. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11 am at First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond. Visitation was also Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.