Obit: Lenz, Gerald L. (1941 – 2014)
Surnames: Lenz, Dallman, Bush, Berg
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 10 Nov 2014
Lenz, Gerald L. (14 JUL 1941 – 7 NOV 2014)
Gerald L. Lenz, age 73, of Colby, passed away November 7, 2014 at Golden Living Center - Continental Manor in Abbotsford. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church, Edgar. Pastor Ron Tomlinson will officiate. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church, Edgar, and again on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow the service in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Gerald was born July 14, 1941 to LaVern and Florence (Dallman) Lenz in Owen, WI. He was a graduate of Colby High School. Following high school, Gerald entered the United States Army. In January of 1961, he went to Korea for 18 months and was honorably discharged in 1963. He returned home and began working for Wausau Employers Insurance where he met Arlene Bush. Gerald and Arlene were joined in marriage on January 9, 1965 at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Township of Wien. He worked for Weyerhauser Door Company in Marshfield for 36 years.
Gerald was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time hunting, fishing, and photographing wildlife and nature. He was a history buff, and enjoyed researching and documenting his own family heritage. He loved "old time" music, and delighted in every opportunity to play the drums with fellow musicians. Additional hobbies included model railroading and coin collecting.
Gerald is survived by his children: Ronald Lenz of Colby, Deborah Lenz of Abbotsford, Joan (Joseph) Berg of Colby, John (Cynthia) Lenz of Dorchester, and Jill Lenz of Colby; and his grandchildren: Kimberly, Lauren, Madyson, Rachael, Reygan, and River.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Arlene, his brother, James, and his sister, Judith.
The Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home in Marshfield is assisting the Lenz family with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at hansenschillingfuneralhome.com for your convenience.
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