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Obituaries > LENZ, NORMAN J.

Norman J. Lenz, 85, of Sebewaing, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw following a four-month illness. He was born May 13, 1920 in Sebewaing, son of the late Roman and Amelia (Strochein) Lenz. He was married to Katherine M. Brinkman on December 4, 1943 in Sebewaing. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2005 after 61 years of marriage. Norm had been a gentleman farmer in the Sebewaing area for many years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Sebewaing V.F.W. Post No. 4115, Sebewaing American Legion Post No. 293, Disabled American Veterans and the Farm Bureau. He loved cruising and card playing. Surviving are two daughters and their spouses, Jean Kay and Gene Seibel, of Gaylord, and Sandra Lynn and Roger Jenkins, of Northville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Christine and Scott Steensma, Matthew Seibel, Jennifer Jenkins, and Jessica and Mike Hans; two great-grandchildren, Eowyn and Taran; three sisters, Clara Nitz, of Sebewaing, Amanda Kruse, of Cedar Springs, and Ella Marries, of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hulda Fralick and Alma Rockefeller; and three brothers, Rudolph, Reinhart and Raymond Lenz. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2006, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. The Rev. Daniel Hahn will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in Sebewaing. He will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. on Monday until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Church, Radio Mission Fund, Stephen Ministries, or the Sebewaing V.F.W. Post No. 4115.