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Mary Lenertz

Monday, November 15, 2010
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, IA

In Loving Memory of
Mary E. Lenertz
December 4, 1959 ~ November 11, 2010

Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Clem Currans

Holy Family Parish Funeral Choir

Jim Lenertz
Alan Lenertz
Jerry Lenertz
Brian Puff
Joel Ehrig
Andy Krepsky
Thomas Ehrig

David Hatch, Sr.
David Hatch, Jr.
Johnny Lenertz
Chris Frerichs
Tony Salas
Brian Hatch

St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Mary Elizabeth Lenertz, daughter of John and Joan (Giddings) Lenertz, was born December 4, 1959, in Algona, Iowa. She attended Emmetsburg Catholic Grade School and Emmetsburg High School.

Later, Mary attended Iowa Lake Community College and was enrolled in the Early Childhood Development program. She was employed at SNC in Emmetsburg.

Mary was devoted to her family, not only her son, but her extended family as well. She served others on countless occasions at family events and saw to their needs before her own. Mary had recently become a grandmother and she had the opportunity to care for her grandson, Nathan. Mary has always had a love for babies and caring for infants, so being able to care for Nathan was truly a highlight in her life.

Anyone that spent time with Mary knew of her ability to make you laugh. She always seemed to be in the center of activity when people were around, spreading her loving spirit among these individuals. Her care of others was not unique to people, as she had a soft place in her heart for kittens and caring for them as well.

Mary loved music, and she especially enjoyed attending the concerts at the casino. She liked to sing and share music with others.

Mary passed away, Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the age of 50. She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Lenertz.

She is survived by her son, Johnathan Rosburg of Emmetsburg, IA; her grandson, Nathan; her true love, Brian Puff of Emmetsburg, IA; her parents, John and Joan Lenertz of Ruthven, IA; four brothers, James Lenertz (Kathy) of Lincoln, NE, Alan Lenertz (Deb) of Spirit Lake, IA, Jerry Lenertz of Emmetsburg, IA and John Lenertz of Ruthven, IA; three sisters, Barb Ehrig (Joel) of Reinbeck, IA, Diane Hatch (Dave) of Emmetsburg, IA and Susan Krepsky (Andy) of Ankeny, IA; nieces and nephews, Andrea, Staci, Evan, Beverly, David, Kristine, Brian, Thomas, Ian, Hannah, Isaac, Kelly, Kari, and Samantha; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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