Dr. James H. Lenz

Date of Death: Nov 10, 2014
Dr. James H. Lenz
[highlight_text]1934-2014[/highlight_text] Dr. James H. Lenz, 80, of Waupun, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.


[leftcolumn]Jim was born September 8, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Rudolph and Frances Healy Lenz. Following high school, Jim went on to Marquette University where he received his DDS in 1958. On July 27, 1956 he married Mary Ann Srnec in Milwaukee. Following his education, Jim had a private part-time practice from 1961-1995 in Waupun and was a dentist for the State of Wisconsin, working at Central State Hospital and Fox Lake Correctional Institution. Jim was a dental consultant for the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin for several years. He was a veteran of the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1963-1994 at which time he retired with the rank of colonel. Having received his private pilot’s license in 1968, Jim enjoyed flying his Cessna airplane. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, camping, hunting, wildlife habitat restoration, and golfing at Rock River Country Club in Waupun.

Jim is survived by he and Mary Ann’s three children: James B. (Pauline) Lenz of Deerfield, WI, David M. (Terri) Lenz of Monticello, WI, and Patricia A. “Tricia” (John) Korth of Plover, WI; six grandchildren: Katie (Nate) Grundahl, James E. Lenz, Gaia “Sarah” Lenz, Daniel J. (Courtney) Lenz, Nolan Korth, and Jaycie Korth; and six great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann, on March 14, 2014; his parents; and a brother, Warren Lenz.[/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Dr. James H. Lenz may call on the family on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military honors.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] In honor of Jim’s late wife, Mary Ann, the family requests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Timothy Burns Says: November 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Col. Lenz was a mentor, a gentleman, a friend. I had the honor of knowing him in the WI Nat. Guard from 1987 to 1995.

    He was a great teacher for the 13th Evacuation Hospital, a great humorist, and outstanding company on the off hours of guard weekend.
    Anyone who knew him those years were elevated by knowing him, his ideas, and sharing his company. Anyone who associated with him also knew of his love for his family, and his pride in his children.

    It’s been almost 20 years since I saw Jim, but have always had fond memories of time spent in his company.

    I send my condolences to you his children, but also know the mettle of which you are made because you were so blessed to have had him as a father.

    Timothy Burns

  2. Sharon K. Vander Zyl BG(Ret) WIARNG Says: November 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    To the family of Jim Lenz,

    Your Dad, granddad, great-granddad was one of the “good guys”. I enjoyed knowing him in the National Guard. I know that you will miss him but I also know that you have many wonderful memories of him. He was so proud of all of you.

    God Bless You,

    Sharon K. Vander Zyl

  3. Carolyn McCartney Says: November 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Rest in peace Jim. You will be missed.

  4. Linda & Buddy Yourick Says: November 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Jim, David, Trish and families: We are so sorry about Uncle Jim. We are deeply saddened and please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful Uncle and will be missed. God bless you all and we love you. Love, Linda, Buddy, Katie and Alexis.

  5. Charlene Hayward Says: November 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Tricia, you and your Family are in our thoughts & prayers during this time of loss. We know how close you were to your Dad. He was blessed with you as his Daughter.

    Your Friends & Co-workers from Radiation Oncology at Saint Michael’s Hospital.

  6. Albert J Kroll Says: November 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Sorry to here of Jim’s passing. I still have fond memories of our short friendship while working together within the 13 Combat Support Hospital during Operation Desert Storm. A man of gentle persuasion and contagious smile Jim will be remembered always during my weekly hour of Perpetual Adoration.
    Albert J Kroll Col USA (Retired)

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