Guest Book for Jack M Bengtson

Provided by Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Posted by: jane Schostag
Wed October 14, 2020
May condolences Pat and family at Jack's passing. I remember what a spirited and fun colleague he was, always with a smile and a kind word at school and in our Skyline neighborhood.

He was an energetic educator, coach, and friend and impacted many, many lives with his service to our community. Good work,  Jack.

Posted by: Deanna Snow Beise
Wed October 14, 2020
My sympathy to Jack's Family,

What wonderful and fun memories of Jack when he was the assistant wrestling coach at West High.  He and Klar were a twosome that cared about the students.

Deanna (Miklas) Snow Beise

Posted by: ED Waltman
Thu October 15, 2020
Pat and Family,

My condolences on the passing of Jack. I so enjoyed working with Jack as a teacher, coach, and as a school board member. He was so dedicated to Mankato Area Public Schools students, staff, and community members. I will always have so many fond memories of Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ed Waltman
Retired Mankato Area Schools Superintendent

Posted by: John Barnett
Thu October 15, 2020
Pat, Suzanne, and family,

It was a privilege to share a large part of my career at West with Jack.  As a teacher, he had high expectations that his students worked up to their ability and followed a few very simple rules like being on time, listening, and respecting one another.  But my memories of Jack extend far beyond that.  Jack really cared about kids.  He could be "no nonsense", yes, but he also showed his students, and all West students, that he liked being around them, whether that meant wearing his red sweatshirt on game-days, participating in pepfest skits, or conversing with them in the hall.  Jack was one of them in spirit, and untold students not only liked him, but more importantly, respected him.

Jack had a long and well-lived life.  I am very sorry for your loss.

John Barnett

Fri October 16, 2020
Lifting you up in Love and Prayers as you grieve.  Jack had a wonderful, positive impact on many students, colleagues and friends.  May cherished memories sustain you.

Posted by: Mary Lou and Nordeene Haldorson
Fri October 16, 2020
Pat and Family,
We shall uphold you in our thoughts and prayers as we all say good-bye to this legend!!!  So many memories come to our minds.  Such good times we had back in the Klar-Bengston era.  Not only school related interactions but the fun we wives had also.  I can hear that laugh like he was here now.  Thanks for the memories and our sympathy to all of the family.

Posted by: Dave Edwards
Sun October 18, 2020
Pat and Family

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing.  I have great memories of him.  In the classroom as well
as on the wrestling team.  He was a great Teacher and Coach.  He will be missed.

Dave Edwards