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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Carl Alden Lentz


Carl Alden Lentz, age 67 of Oxford, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 19, 2010.

Carl was born January 18, 1943 in the family farmhouse outside of Oxford.

Carl graduated from Oxford High School as valedictorian in 1961.  After a year of college, he returned home to work on the family farm.  Carl and Karen (Grant) were married in the Oxford Presbyterian Church on July 11, 1964.  Eventually Carl took over the farm.  He also worked as a seed corn salesman, cattle dealer, shuttle bus driver, and insurance salesman.

Carl's greatest pride was his family and the moments surrounded by loved ones were when he was most happy.

Carl is survived by his wife, Karen (Grant) Lentz of Oxford; his five children, Cory Lentz of Oxford, Kent Lentz of Oxford, Kelly (Lentz) Esser of Deforest, Karey (Lentz) Netz of Wisconsin Rapids, and Carney Lentz of Mauston; two son-in-laws, Randy Esser of Deforest, and Andy Netz of Wisconsin Rapids; seven grandchildren, Kent Lentz Jr. of Oxford, Ashley (Lentz) Dunn of Crum, Texas, Dalton Maier of Deforest, Mikal Maier of Deforest, Andie Netz of Wisconsin Rapids, Kerry Netz of Wisconsin Rapids, and Takoda Lentz of Oxford; two great grandchildren, Shaylee Dunn, and Corbin Dunn both of Crum Texas; a brother, Russell Lentz of Lavalle; two sisters, Barabara(Lentz) Miller of Delafield, and Bonnie (Lentz) Mularkey of Bogota, Texas; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Carl was precdeded in death by his father, Arthur Lentz; his mother, Dora Lentz; his brother, Raymond Lentz; and a daughter-in-law, Colleen (Ramme) Lentz.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oxford Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Oxford Funeral Home on the day of the services from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service begins.