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Curtis William Lenz


Posted By: Aubrie Lenz (email)
Date: 8/31/2011 at 20:22:55

Curtis William Lenz, 99, of Lansing passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Friday, August 26 at United Methodist Church in Lansing, with Kevin Smith officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.
Curtis William Lenz was born October 8, 1911 at Church, the son of William Henry and Mathilda (Bauman) Lenz. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing and graduated from Lansing High School.
Curtis and Virginia (Cooper) were married in St. Louis, MO June 7, 1937. When they returned to Lansing to make their home, Curtis worked with his father repairing tractors and automobiles. William sold the first McCormick Deering 1020 tractor in Allamakee County. They continued the business with International Harvester tractors and Pontiac cars for many years. In later years, he partnered with his brother-in-law, Bill Underwood, and continued the business. He worked until he was 97 years old repairing tractors and cars.
In his spare time, he and Virginia enjoyed riding horses and were founding members of the Upper Iowa Saddle Club. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching Chicago Cubs baseball, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and always had a story to tell. Curtis was soft spoken and always had a smile for everyone.
Survivors include his two sons, Roger (Jo) Lenz and Keith (Jan) Lenz; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; and his two sisters, Evelyn Lenz and Alice (Bill) Underwood.
Honorary casketbearers were Bradly, Nathan and Brandon Lenz; Aubrie, Ashton and Evan Lenz; Matthew Wilson; Penny Adair; Madison and Carson Givens; Jill Lenz; Grant Ware; and Ryan, Jaiden, Cody and Kanon Lenz. Casketbearers were Roger Lenz, Keith Lenz, Paul Lenz, Dustin Lenz, Robert Lenz and Kirby Lenz.

---Courtesy of The Allamakee County Standard


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