Born on February 2, 1956. Passed away October 4, 2022.

Passed away suddenly at Leongatha Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday the 4th, 2022, aged 66 years.
Loving husband and soulmate of Rosanna.
Loved and adored father of Ryan, Kaila and Mitchell.

In our hearts you will stay.  Loved and remembered everyday.





Funeral Notice
Saint Laurence Catholic Church 31 Ogilvy St., LeongathaView Map
Prayers for the repose of the soul of Mr. Leo Bentvelzen will be offered at Saint Laurence Catholic Church, 31 Ogilvy St, Leongatha on FRIDAY (October 14, 2022) at 11.30 am.   Leo's service will be live streamed to view the service Click Here.   At the conclusion of the service, the Funeral will leave for the Leongatha Cemetery.
  1. Thanks Uncle Leo for being a big part of our lives as we were growing up. One could almost say a 2nd father figure. I especially enjoyed your help and support you offered us in Pinnaroo on the farm. You certainly taught me a lot more than you would have ever known.
    Rest In Peace.
    Jeremy (Isan) Angel

    Jeremy Angel October 6, 2022
  2. Dear Leo was a great Bloke and cherished friend who will be missed greatly.
    Our deepest sympathy and love to all Leo’s Family. xoxo

    Rob & Jan Mortlock October 6, 2022
  3. A ripper fella who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Leo. All our love to you Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila & Mitch

    Kathy, Frank Materia Family October 6, 2022
  4. A lovely man taken to soon, love, hugs and sincerest condolences to Rosannna, Ryan, Mitch and Kaila.

    With deepest sympathy Tish and Darren Cartwright, Rhys, Josh, Tristan and Rory Hanks x

    Tisheena Cartwright October 6, 2022
  5. Rosanna and family
    Our sincere condolences goes to you all on this sad occasion.
    He will be sadly missed by everyone here but at least he will be with Dasha camping and fishing.
    Betty Clarke
    Davin Clarke
    Wendy and Dave Bernaldo
    Jaria and Tully Bernaldo

    Wendy Bernaldo October 6, 2022
  6. Deepest sympathy Rosanna & family
    Love and prayers 🙏🙏
    Carmel & Robbie Kennedy

    Carmel Kennedy October 7, 2022
  7. We will miss our Bloke calling in. The laughs, the noise, the kindness. Everything in his life was about Rosanna and the children. Such a special man. With love and thanks from Greg, Kath, Xavier and Dominic Davis.

    Davis Family October 7, 2022
  8. Our sincere condolences to Rosanna and family. Leo, such a huge presence, giving time to all who knew him, will be sadly missed. Thanks Leo for your time and laughs while showing me the ropes at work. A great bloke taken way too soon.
    Andy & Mandii Welsh

    Andy & Mandii Welsh October 7, 2022
  9. Very sorry to hear about Bloke leaving us. When Ken B was away – he kept an eye on the old girls next door at Ruby. Will miss his cheery smile & happy disposition.
    Margery & Margaret Robson

    Margaret Robson October 7, 2022
  10. You are in my prayers and thoughts,
    Denise Brookes

    Denise Brookes October 7, 2022
  11. Uncle Leo
    Always in around growing up as kid, big family man always there to help you. Condolences to the entire family xx

    Rachelle Bentvelzen October 7, 2022
  12. We all will miss you Leo top Bloke spike & Joy

    Graham Spaull October 7, 2022
  13. We were very lucky to have Leo as a valued employee for around 17 years. Leo always gave 100%, no matter what!
    We treasure many memories of a Great BLOKE and dear friend.
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila, Mitchell and all the Bentvelzen families.
    Ross, Joan, Lisa, Jason and Luke Eldred.

    Eldred Joan October 7, 2022
  14. Leo my big brother, you were a protector on our way to school, kept us entertained at Bent St and a teacher of many life skills. You left in a hurry, l can only think Mum needed one more hand to stir and roll the croquettes. Thinking of you Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila and Mitchell. Big hugs and love to you all.

    Anita Price October 7, 2022
  15. So sorry to hear of this very sad news. Leo was such a lovely person and loved a chat. Thinking of you all xxx

    Sharon Caporale October 7, 2022
  16. Thinking of you all . Paula O’Neill

    Paula O’Neill October 9, 2022
  17. So sorry to hear of the passing of Leo . Fond memories of our time in the Leongatha Fire Brigade.

    Laurie and Heather Best.

    Laurie Best October 9, 2022
  18. On behalf of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College our deepest condolences to Rosanna, Ryan Kaila and Mitchell. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    MMCRC October 10, 2022
  19. Deepest Sympathy to Leo’s family on his passing, such a bright friendly person. Remembering our Fire Brigade days together, happy days with Leo and always ready for a chat
    Eric , Glenn and Beverley Thompson.

    Bevandericthompson October 10, 2022
  20. The roads will be a little bit quieter without the voice coming over the radio, ” Hello neighbor ” . Sadly missed, thinking of Rosa ,Ryan,Kayla and Mitch.

    Janet and Ed Browning October 10, 2022
  21. Such a great bloke who we will miss very much, love to Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila and Mitch, so many happy memories for you. Peter and Heather xxxx

    Heather Grist October 10, 2022
  22. Sorry I can’t be there on Friday but my thoughts are with you Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila & Mitch. A great man taken much to soon xxx

    Kerri & Nev October 10, 2022
  23. Condolences to Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila and Mitch.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayers

    Donna West October 11, 2022
  24. sorry to hear passing of leo.memories of leo at fire brigade.

    murray leitch October 11, 2022
  25. Deepest sympathy to Rosanna and family .Ken and Kath Newton

    Kath and Ken Newton October 13, 2022
  26. Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila and Mitch. So sorry to hear about Leo’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you all and to Leo’s extended family.
    Linda and Lachie Hughes.

    Linda Hughes October 14, 2022
  27. Leo i will miss our banter and time on the road together you made my trips to Leongatha really enjoyable. Rest in peace 🙏 my friend. Jeff

    Jeff smith October 14, 2022
  28. Many happy memories of late card & Port nights with Pete & Robbie in the 80’s & 90’s. My deepest sympathy to Rosanna, Ryan, Kaila and Mitchell

    Wendy Brown October 14, 2022
  29. So sad to hear of Leo,s sudden passing. Deepest sympathy to the Bentvelzen family.
    Rest in peace Leo.
    From the Rodwell family.xxxx

    David Rodwell October 14, 2022
  30. Sorry we can’t be there to say goodbye.
    Will miss out chats over the radio.
    Thinking of all the family.
    Our deepest sympathy to
    Rosanna Ryan Kaila and Mitchell.
    All our love Garry Nanette Forrester & Family

    Nanette Forrester October 14, 2022
  31. Rest in peace Leo you are one out of the box pal always a pleasure to work with and I will miss our interaction and sarcasm, my condolences to you lovely wife and family coming to Leongatha won’t be quite the same. Cheers mate Jeff

    Jeff smith October 14, 2022
  32. Sad to hear of Leo’s passing,Condolences to the Bentvelzen Family.
    Privilege to have known you Bloke.
    Will miss the chats and banter at work.

    Martin Burggraaff & Family

    Martin Burggraaff October 14, 2022
  33. Rest in peace Leo, You were such a great loving family man. My condolences to Rosanna,Ryan,Kaila &Mitch.You will be missed but will live on in your beautiful family.

    Christine Mason October 14, 2022
  34. Lovely memories of nights out with Willy and Jenny Clarke. Condolences to your family.
    Lyn Nash

    Lyn Nash October 16, 2022