Marie E. Lenz, age 92, of Watertown, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Elim Home in Watertown.
She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Franklin Township, Wright County, the daughter of William and Emma (Lenz) Leiter. Marie was baptized in March of 1921, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, and confirmed July 1, 1934, at Gotaholm Lutheran Church in Watertown by the Rev. M. LeVander.
Marie was united in marriage to Stanford Lenz March 11, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown by the Rev. William Anderson.
A very social person, Marie always had time for a conversation with anyone. She treasured going to the county and state fairs every year. Keeping in shape by taking daily walks was a number-one priority for her.
Marie had the opportunity to meet some high-level political officials, such as George Bush, during her lifetime. She had great mind for knowing many families’ backgrounds throughout the area. Shopping was a also great pastime for Marie, and she enjoyed trips to the mall.
Marie had a deep faith, teaching Sunday school at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown for 33 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanford; a son, Lee Allen; father and mother William and Emma Leiter; sister Dorothy Quaas; brother Glenn Leiter; and nephews LeRoy Quaas, Larry Leiter and Larry Magnuson.
Marie is survived by her loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Shannon Bauer officiating, followed by interment at the Watertown Public Cemetery.
There was visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Casket bearers were Randy Quaas, Marvin Quaas, Dale Magnuson, Mark Magnuson, Daniel Leiter, Thad Quaas, Theron Quaas, and Travis Quaas.
Honorary casket bearers were Tara St. Louis, Jill Heyerdahl, Caroline Mund, Heather Knight, Sandra Wengler, and Milicent Motzkow.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.