Jerold Wentland

Jerold L. "Bubba" Wentland

Saturday, October 22nd, 1938 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Jerold L. “Bubba” Wentland, 81, of Benton Harbor, went to meet his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph as a result of a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Due to the Covid-19 precautions, private family services & burial will take place. A public Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jerold’s name may be made to Scottdale United Methodist Church. Those wishing to sign Jerold’s Memory Book online may do so at

Jerold was born October 22, 1938 in St. Joseph to Nelson & Elsie (Patzer) Wentland. He graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1956. Jerold served his country in the US Army & Army Reserve. Following his military service, he served as a mail carrier for St. Joseph Post Office, retiring in 1993 after thirty-two years. He was a volunteer for many years for Benton Township Fire Department. Jerold was an active member of Scottdale United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, worked on the pancake breakfasts, salad luncheons & spaghetti dinners, oversaw the fellowship hall and operated the elevator. Jerold was known for his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed walleye fishing, hunting turkey, goose, duck, deer, elk & buffalo, & trapping beaver, fox, mink, otter & snapping turtle. Jerold was a supporter of the Native Americans and a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and the local Berrien Co. Trophy Toms, and several other outdoor/hunting groups. Jerold always had the time to talk with and teach others from his vast knowledge of hunting, fishing & trapping.

Jerold is survived by his son Jerold N. “Jerry” Wentland of Benton Harbor; his sister Karen (Steven) Burke of Moriarty, NM; his canine “Buddy Pal” Diesel; several nieces & nephews; and friends too numerous to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Neil F. Wentland in 1992.
The family would like to thank Royalton Manor, Caring Circle Hospice & Private Duty Home Healthcare for the excellent care they afforded to Jerald through his illness.

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    Spring Run Cemetery
    M-139 and Scottsdale Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
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Private Family Services & burial will be held. A public Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Jerry's name may be made to Scottdale United Methodist Church, St. Joseph.


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Norman Milbrandt

Posted at 09:52pm
Dear Bubba Rest In Peace. God be with you and your family. You were a good friend.
Norman Milbrandt, former USPS letter carrier and Navy veteran.

Tami Walton

Posted at 11:36pm
Jerry, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so glad you were able to spend time together, that was a blessing for you both. I remember your dad at Scottdale, he would help my mom with the elevator, which always rather scared her! He was so kind to her, and I will always be grateful to him for that.

Michael Wentland

Posted at 03:34pm
In Loving Memory of Uncle Erine, Love You
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Mike Wentland

Posted at 03:22pm
Rest In Peace Uncle Ernie! You, Tom & Christie, Dad, can share hunting stories now, please tell them I say hello, miss you, and love you all !!!

Natalie Dicken

Posted at 10:57am
Rest In Peace Uncle Ernie! Billy and I will never forget our summers at grandmas with you and grandma! Always getting in trouble for messing with the snapping turtles! Love you fly high!

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