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Robert Lentz

February 26, 1929 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 91)

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Robert Lentz, 91, of West Bend, WI formerly of Harvard, IL died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Cedar Community Senior Living Center.

He was born February 26, 1929, in Harvard, IL to Fred and Mollie (Wentland) Lentz. Robert worked as a dairy farmer until retirement. Robert enjoyed soaking in the sun, talking about farming, listening to Dolly and Celine, growing tomatoes, playing bingo and razing the staff at Cedar Community.

On December 17, 1949, Robert married the love of his life Violet Singer in Crystal Lake, IL. Violet preceded him in death on September 5, 2014.

Survivors include his children Pamela (Edward) Jones, Daniel (Vicky) Lentz, Bobbie (Kevin) Walter, Randal (Lori) Lentz, Shirley (Kerry) Walter, Scott (Deanna) Lentz, Kevin (Laura) Lentz, and Jodie (Gary) Karnitz; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse of 64 years, and siblings Frieda Richine, Meta Burton, Elsie Ross, and William Lentz and great-granddaughter Iris Lentz.

Per Robert’s wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be buried next to his wife Violet at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, IL.

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