Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Brad Wentz

   Brad Arnold Wentz, 21, of Gladwin died May 20, 2005 in Iraq serving his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

   He was born Nov. 10, 1983 to Chris and Shelly (Hisey) Wentz of Midland. He graduated from Gladwin High School. He lived in Gladwin County his whole life. On May 25, 2003 he married the former Tami Orvis in Gladwin.

   He was a truck driver in the Army Reserve. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in June 2001 and AIT in June 2002. He transferred from the 180th TC Company to the 623rd TC Fort Totten, New York in February 2003 enroute to the mobilzation station at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was released from active duty and transferred back to the 180th TC in August 2003. He deployed with the 180th TC Company Nov. 2, 2004 to the mobilization station at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. He left Fort McCoy Jan. 1, 2005 enroute to Camp Virginia in Kuwait for four weeks. The 180th convoyed to Camp Anacanda Jan. 18, 2005.

   Surviving him are his wife, Tami Wentz of Gladwin; his daughter, Jerzey Wentz of Gladwin; his father and stepmother, Chris and Christine Wentz of Gladwin; his mother, Shelly Wentz of Florida; his sister, Brandy Wentz of Zephyrhills, Florida; his niece, Jazmine Gomez of Zephyrhills, Florida; his brother, Justin Clemons of Gladwin; his grandparents, Bill and Michelle Hisey of Beaverton, Clark and Sandy Wentz of Beaverton, Carol Wentz of Gladwin, Nancy Fisher of Zephyrhills, Florida, and Fred and Mary Schoenberg of Palmetto, Florida; and his Great-grandmother, Dorothy Wentz of Coleman and his Great grandfather, Harold Comer of Beaverton.

   Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home of Gladwin.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Army Reserve
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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