Stewart A. Lentz

Stewart A. Lentz, age 86, of River Falls, WI passed away March 18, 2018 at Atrium Post-Acute Care in Ellsworth, WI. Stewart was born October 18, 1931 to Arthur L. and Wilma (Stewart) Lentz in Iowa Falls, IA. He graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1950 and left for the Navy in March of 1951, serving four years. Stewart married Lila Everman in Iowa Falls that same year. They were blessed with two children, Linda and Bob. They divorced later in 1957. Stewart spent five years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he married Lois Hulseberg in 1959. They moved to River Falls in 1962. He retired from Andersen Windows in 1993. Lois died in 1996. Stew married JoAnn (Kendhammer) Swain in 2001.
Among his memberships is that of the First Congregational UCC of River Falls, lifetime member of the Hudson VFW, and the River Falls Masonic Lodge 109.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lois; his parents, Arthur and Wilma Lentz; and his brother, Verl.
Stewart is survived by his wife, JoAnn; two sons, Bob and Jeff (Patty); two daughters, Linda (Tom) Mercer, Cheryl (Troy) Zakrzewski; eight grandchildren: Melissa, Danny, Hannah, Benjamin, Jordan, Taylor, Whitney and Keegan; one sister, LaVon (Arlys) Barkmeier; sister-in-law, Elaine Hulseberg; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Stewart will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 110 N. Third St., River Falls, WI, with Pastor Chris Myers. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. A Masonic service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Military honors provided by American Legion Post #121 of River Falls will immediately follow the service, followed by a luncheon reception. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. Pallbearers assisting with the services will be his Masonic brothers. Memorials are preferred to the River Falls Masonic Lodge 109.
Arrangements are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls, WI.

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