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Service Information
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
Friday, August 13, 2010
2:00 p.m.

Visitation Information

Gertrude “Gert” Lenz, age 91, of Delano, MN, died Monday, August 9, 2010 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.

She was born on November 26, 1918 in Marysville Township, Wright County, MN, the daughter of Albert C. & Esther Peterson Bodin.

Gert was baptized on June 22, 1919 at Swedesburg Lutheran Church in rural Waverly, MN. She was also instructed in The Lutheran Catechism and Confirmed in the Christian faith on June 17, 1934 at Carlslund Lutheran Church in rural Buffalo, MN, by The Reverend Callerstrom.

On August 18, 1936, Gertrude Bodin & Arthur Lenz were joined in holy marriage at Sisseton,SD. God blessed the couple with sixty one years of married life. Art preceded his wife in death on November 25, 1997.

Gert was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delano.

She enjoyed playing cards.

Survived by loving children: Evon (Jerry) Blowers of Montrose,MN, Elaine Farniok of Delano, Diane (Gary) Benson of Montrose & Daryl (Bonnie) Lenz of Andover, MN; eleven grandchildren: Les (Clyde) Dalchow, Brian Blowers, Debbie Blowers & Jeff King, Brad Farniok, Troy Benson, Tammy Benson, Tracey (Brian) Rassat, Todd (Alissa) Benson, Jason Lenz, Jeremy Lenz and Heather (Shon) Severson; seventeen great grandchildren; a sister-in-law: June Bodin of Waverly; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Gert was preceded in death by a son: Don Lenz, an infant son, a son-in-law: Donald L. Farniok, her parents, a brother: Earl Bodin, sisters: Myrtle Bodin, Eleanor Wright and Laurine Stanchfield.

Funeral services for Gertrude “Gert” Lenz were held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 13th at Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church in Delano. Pastor Paul H. Marggraf officiated and interment followed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Cemetery-East.

The organist for the funeral service was Rachel Luehring and the soloist was
Dawn Lindholm.

A visitation was held beginning at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 13th at the Church.

Casket Bearers were Les Dalchow, Debbie Blowers, Tammy Benson, Tracey Rassat, Heather Severson, Jami Dalchow and Alissa Benson.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. lisa mills

    Our prayers are with your family and praise for a life well lived….
    Love, Lisa and Don Mills

  2. Dorothy Wells

    Was sorry to read of your mom’s death. She was the last of that generation in our family. Always enjoyed our lunches when I was visiting in MN. Will miss her.


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