Marjorie “Margie” I. Lenz, age 85, of Watertown, died Wednesday April 3, 2013, at the Elim Home in Watertown.
She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Waconia, the daughter of Edwin H. and Ella E. (Gatz) Burandt. Marjorie was baptized Oct. 17, 1927, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. William Schneider; and confirmed by the same April 6, 1941.
Margie was united in marriage with Lester Lenz Jan. 28, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran by the Rev. Robert Heyne. The couple made their home in Watertown.
Margie worked for St. Paul’s Lutheran School as a cook for six years, for the Watertown High School for 26 years, and five years at Westwood Place in Watertown. She enjoyed over 30 years at the cabin up north.
Margie was very proud of her large garden and shared the “fruits of her labor” with many. She also enjoyed quilting.
A charter member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Margie was active in its Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and had volunteered whenever needed.
Margie cherished time with her family, and especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lenz; parents Edwin and Ella Burandt; daughter-in-law Dee A. Lenz; father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Dora Lenz; brothers Dennis Burandt and Melvin Burandt; a sister, Pearl Menden; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ray Dummer, Margaret Burandt, Harvey Tesch, Irvin Menden, Ardis Burandt, Keith Saunders, Carol Lenz and Loren Lenz.
Margie is survived by her loving family: sons and daughter-in-law Roger and Barb Lenz of Webster City, IA, and Fred Lenz of Watertown; grandchildren Dan Lenz, Cara Lenz, Ryan and Becky Lenz, Liza and Scott Torborg; and great-grandchildren Elliana, Roen, Harlow, Olivia, Rye, Grace, Marta and Charlie.
She is further survived by siblings and their spouses, Alvin and Flora Burandt of Norwood Young America, Sylvia Dummer of Mayer, Darlene Tesch of Shakopee, Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie, Diane Kyes of Bismark, ND, and Karen and Marcel Guiningsman of Shakopee; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Anna Burandt of Buffalo, Merlin Burandt, Marion Saunders, both of Waconia, and William Lenz of Watertown; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
The funeral service took place Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Krentz as officiant. Interment was in the Watertown Public Cemetery.
There was visitation at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.