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Myra B. Lenzen, 76

Myra Bertha Lenzen, age 76, of Winsted, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Cologne, the daughter of William and Esther Schrupp Schumann. Myra was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, rural Cologne. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith in April of 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer.

Myra was joined in holy marriage with Albert W. Lenzen April 6, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Myra enjoyed bowling and fishing.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Myra also belonged to the Norwood/Young America VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Albert W. Lenzen; children Debra Lilienthal of Hutchinson, Douglas (Nancy) Lenzen of Eden Prairie, Dawn (Dennis) Beck, and Darcy (Russell) Schmitz, all of Litchfield; seven grandchildren: Peggy Beneke, Paul Lilienthal, Kyle Lenzen, Adam Beck, Tim Beck, Nikki Schmitz and John Schmitz; four great-grandchildren: Brittany and Garrett Beneke, and Lauren and Ella Lilienthal; two sisters, Betty Glaeser of Norwood/Young America and Lucille Farniok of Buffalo; and many other relatives and friends.

Myra was peceded in death by her parents, William and Esther Schumann; and by two brothers, Milton Schumann and Richard Schumann.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Sharon Pingree was the organist, and Bruce Gatz was the soloist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed at the Winsted Public Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a VFW Auxiliary service.

Honorary casket bearers were Myra’s grandchildren: Peggy Beneke, Paul Lilienthal, Kyle Lenzen, Adam Beck, Tim Beck, Nikki Schmitz, and John Schmitz.

Casket bearers were Myra’s nephews: Troy Glaeser, Jeff Glaeser, Keith Farniok, Chris Farniok, Mike Farniok and Correy Farniok.,

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com