Obituary for Richard Lenz

Richard Carl Lenz, age 90, died on March 24, 2020 in Northfield, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, June (Blanchard) of Northfield; sons Eric, of St. Paul, and Hugh (Sherry), of Elko; granddaughter Hannah, of Denver; grandson Matthew, of Elko; sister Helen May Miller, and nephew Daniel Beard, both of Elk River. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Josie (Goodin), and sisters Ruth and Florence Beard, all of Elk River. Richard was born on May 21, 1929. He graduated from Elk River High School in 1947, and St. Cloud State Teachers College […]

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Richard Carl Lenz, age 90, died on March 24, 2020 in Northfield, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, June (Blanchard) of Northfield; sons Eric, of St. Paul, and Hugh (Sherry), of Elko; granddaughter Hannah, of Denver; grandson Matthew, of Elko; sister Helen May Miller, and nephew Daniel Beard, both of Elk River.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Josie (Goodin), and sisters Ruth and Florence Beard, all of Elk River.

Richard was born on May 21, 1929. He graduated from Elk River High School in 1947, and St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1952, with a degree in social science and history. He served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1956, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He then worked for Dun & Bradstreet, the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, and had a 25-year career with the US Dept. of the Treasury.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Three Links Care Center in Northfield.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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5 Comments

  1. Barb Reindal

    June: I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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    • June L. Lenz

      Thank you for you thoughts and prayers, Barb. After 3 yrs. with no hope of recovery, we really feel that he is now at peace, It means so much to feel your caring.

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      • June L. Lenz

        Roger, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Yes, it is a difficult time, but after 3 years with Dick
        in a Care Center with no real hope of recovery, Eric, Hugh and I feel that he is now comfortable and at peace.
        I am so sorry to hear that you had lost Linda at such a younger age and send my prayers that time will soften
        the sorrow you still must feel. We both have 2 sons and I know that yours must be as supportive as mine are.
        Thanks that God gave them to us.
        I return your wishes for blessings.

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  2. Roger Greenwald

    Hi June, Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing and I want to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I know this will be a difficult time for you and the boys. I lost Linda unexpectedly 20 months ago after a wonderful 44+ year marriage and think about her everyday. Wishing you the very best and stay strong. Blessings always.

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  3. Sara Nielsen

    June – I’m so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. May you find comfort in your memories. Hugs and peace, Sara

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