Lena Kashiemer, 73

Lena Henrietta Kashiemer, age 73, of Rockford, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

There will be a gathering of family and friends Saturday in the church, one hour prior to the Mass (beginning at 10 a.m).

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Lena was born Feb. 9, 1945, in Greenfield, to Louis and Edna (Exner) Lanars.

A loving mother and grandmother, Lena always had a sense of humor about life and was always happy to help someone in need. She loved to laugh, joke around, and enjoy time spent with family and friends.

Lena spent much of her life working in child care, and truly had a mother’s heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Edna Lanars; and her brothers, Henry and Leo Lanars.

Lena is survived by her children, Casey (Susanna) Kashiemer Jr., and Rietta Kashiemer; three grandchildren: Judah, Phoenix and Zion; boyfriend Bob Weise; siblings Ivan Lanars, Bernice (George) Geyen, and Joseph (Bonnie) Lanars; and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

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