James Theodore "Ted" Bentsen, 70, St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Marysville, Kansas to Lawrence and JoAnn Bentsen.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers, Freddie and Lee Bentsen.

Survivors include: fiance;, Evondia Hawley; of the home; son, Nicholas Bentsen (Wendy) Savannah, Missouri; step-children, Jeromie Sherman, St. Joseph, Missouri, Nicole Gee, St. Louis, Missouri, Mariah Defugo, Florida; six grandchildren; brother, Danny Bentsen.

Graveside Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri.

The family will gather with friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.