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Karen S. Bent

Karen passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born August 21, 1942 in Otsego, the daughter of Leland and Irene (Adsit) Herbert. For more than 20 years she worked at Three Rivers Saving and Loan which later became First Savings Bank. In her free time Karen enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, spending time in her sun room watching birds, deer and wildlife, trips to the casino and traveling with her sisters. On August 14, 1962 she married Gerald Bent who passed away in 1986.

Surviving are her sons, Jerry Bent of Otsego, Mike (Michelle) Bent of Comstock Park; grandchildren, Mitch (Mary), Melaina, Max, Madeline and Mckenna; great-grandchildren, Brooks and Esmae; sisters, Linda and Valerie along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and great-granddaughter, Rory.

Friends may visit with Karen’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Bruce VanderKolk officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the

American Macular Degeneration Foundation


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Paul Herbert

September 1, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Rip dear cousin


Susan Becker Polega

September 1, 2021 at 6:24 pm

Mitch ,Mary and the whole Bent family I am sorry to her of the loss of your grandmother and mother

You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️



September 1, 2021 at 8:12 pm

Mike, Michelle, kids and grandkids, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you prayers and lots of love!


Sue Higgs

September 1, 2021 at 9:10 pm

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Karen and Geraldine Bent and I with two other members bowled together for many years. Also worked at Three Rivers Savings with Karen. Thinking of the family during this time.


Todd & Carla McDonald

September 2, 2021 at 4:24 pm

Praying that your family be filled with happy memories and wishing you comfort and peace.

With warm thoughts,



September 2, 2021 at 5:59 pm

Love all you guys, my heart is with you always!

Miss my Auntie


Bob Mason

September 3, 2021 at 6:33 pm

Jerry, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, My condolences go out to your family.


Karen Koehn & Susan Witas

September 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Please know how sorry I am to hear of Mom’s passing. We are friends from way back in the early 1980’s.

Her birthday was the 21st of August, I think we talked that day, if she was home.

May God give you all blessings & strength to help you through this difficult time.

Karen Koehn and Susan, her daughter.



September 6, 2021 at 9:25 pm

R.i.h. great aunt Karen. I remember a few times as a kid riding over with my mom to your house in Otsego. One time specifically you were outside gardening and getting ready to do your walk thru your green house and you asked if I’d like to come with you. You showed me a few things and talked to me about your love for gardening. It will forever be one of my most fond memories with you. Love you so much


Kathleen Tisch-Bair

September 7, 2021 at 8:32 pm

So sorry to hear of my cousin Karen’s passing and send condolences to the family. I have such fond memories of time spent with Karen as teenagers at Pine Lake.


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