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Donald A. Lenz, 62

Donald Arthur Lenz, age 62, of Ham Lake, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Watertown, the son of Arthur A. and Gertrude V. Bodin Lenz.

Donald was baptized Oct. 5, 1947, by Pastor M. J. Lenz at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. He was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith by the Pastor Lenz June 4, 1961.

Don graduated from Delano High School in 1965, and served in the Army Reserves.

He owned and operated Lenz Trucking.

Don is survived by his sons, Jason and Jeremy Lenz; four grandchildren: Jacob and Justin, and MacKenzie and Madelynn; his loving mother, Gertrude V. “Gert” Lenz of Delano; sisters Evon (Jerry) Blowers of Montrose, Elaine Farniok of Delano, and Diane (Gary) Benson of Montrose; a brother, Daryl (Bonnie) Lenz of Andover; an aunt, June Bodin of Waverly; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, “Art” Lenz; an infant brother; and a brother-in-law, Donald Farniok.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, Oct. 21 at noon at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Paul H. Marggraf officiating. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed at Mount Olive-East Cemetery in Delano.

Visitation preceded the funeral service Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Casket bearers were Mike Brandenburg, Dick Goodale, Jim Meyer, John Olson, John Anderson, and Craig Elsner.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.