Joanne B. Lenz - 81

4/7/1932 - 12/25/2013

Byron, IL

Joanne B. Lenz, age 81, died Wed., Dec. 25, 2013 at Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center in Oregon, IL.  She was born Apr. 8, 1932 in Oak Park, IL the daughter to Robert and Dorothy (Rusk) Davis. She graduated from Oak Park High School in 1950. On Feb. 13, 1954 she married Richard Lenz in Oak Park. Joanne and Richard moved to Mt. Morris, IL in 2001. She raised and trained Siberian huskies and horses. Joanne was a former 4-H leader and was on the board of Director’s of the Dupage County Fair. She loved knitting, swimming, painting, drawing, and other types of art. She had some of her dogs portrayed in the movie 8 Below. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Robert Davis, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Davis. Survived by her husband Richard Lenz of Mt. Morris, 4 children; Sandra (Charlie) Zimmerman of Warrenville, IL, Richard Lenz of Marengo, IL, Sally (Raymond) Carter of Blue Grass, Iowa, and Thomas (Sandra) Lenz of Rhinelander, WI, brother Arthur Davis of St. Charles, IL, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10:00am, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron, IL 61010 with the Rev. David Rogula officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 from 2-4 pm at the Funeral Home in Byron. A memorial fund is established for 4-H club


2-4 pm, Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, Illinois


10:00 am, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron, Illinois

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