Bentley Bo “Gator” Windish
August 10, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Just 5 days after coming into the world, Bentley Bo passed away peacefully in his parents' arms at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. During that fleeting time, he touched many lives and was loved by all who met and/or had some form of contact with him.
Born five weeks early and weighing 7 lbs, 5 oz, Bentley was still able to grip his mother and father’s finger and respond to his mother and father's touch during his brief stay on earth. He had a head full of curly blonde hair and the acclaimed Windish hands and feet. He was born at 7:28 p.m. on August 10th and fought extremely hard for the next five days. A severe brain bleed led to his fight ending, and passed away at 12:28 a.m. on 08/15/2021.
Bentley Bo joins his grandpa, Donald Martin Windish Jr, and his great-grandfathers, Donald Martin Windish Sr., Gerald “Bops” Uhl, and great-grandmother, Shirley Struss in heaven.
He is survived by his father and mother, Donald III and Chrystle Windish; his brothers, Donald IV and Axel Windish; his sister, Cassidy Windish; his grandparents, Terri Windish, Craig and Katharine Uhl; great-g randparents, Kenneth and Margery Haidle and Patricia Uhl; aunts, uncles, and cousins, Jenn and Jon Lunzer; cousins, Charlie and Anahi, Brandon, Daniel, Leon, Reece, and Niko, Dianna Windish (Di Di); cousins, Destiny and Jaycee, Samantha (Mae Mae) and Jerry cousins, Joe and Gracelynn. Kayla Uhl; cousins, Talia and Myles, Kaitlyn Uhl and Mike Metheny; cousins, Liam and Nova and Chrissy Uhl.
At this time the family wished to take Bentley home with them to grieve this difficult loss and a possible date later on for a celebration of life. A special thank you for the amazing doctors, nurses and caregivers at University of Minnesota Masonic Children Hospital that did all they could to help Bentley and family.
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."