In Memory of

Paul Frederick Lenz

March 12, 1952 - April 14, 2020
From: Sutherland, IA
Paul Frederick Lenz

Paul Frederick Lenz

Born: March 12, 1952
Died: April 14, 2020
Age: 68

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Paul Frederick Lenz, son of Roland and Luella (Oberhelman) Lenz, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on April 14th, 2020, after a short battle with lung cancer.

      Paul was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on March 12th, 1952. He grew up on a farm outside of LuVerne, Iowa, and graduated from LuVerne High School in 1970. On March 25th, 1972, Paul was united in marriage with Jean Haugland, and from that union, they were blessed with two daughters: Jennifer and Laura. Jean passed away unexpectedly on July 31st, 1983, leaving Paul lost for many years. He was found when he met Sue Nash and married her on December 20th, 1997. This marriage was blessed with two more daughters: Erin and Molly.

     Paul worked as a diesel mechanic for most of his life, and after retiring in May of 2019, he worked on his many hobbies. As an avid outdoorsman, Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, birdwatching, and whatever else the outdoors would offer. He had a competitive nature and enjoyed playing card games and board games with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and grandpa; family meant the world to him.

     Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Luella Lenz, first wife Jean Lenz, brother Jim Lenz, sister- and brother-in-law Linda and Roger Lunning, mother- and father-in-law Bjarne and Dorothy Haugland, and father-in-law Dr. Kevin Nash.

     Left to cherish Paul’s memory are his wife of 22 years, Sue, daughters Jennifer (Nick Bormann) Lenz, Laura (Chad) Presthus, Erin Lenz, and Molly Lenz, grandchildren Matthew Presthus, Katelyn Presthus, and Seth Presthus, great-grandson Damon, brothers Warren (Deb) Lenz, Dave Lenz, and Mark (Peggy) Lenz, mother-in-law Charlotte Nash, sister-in-law Gail Jaworski and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     A funeral mass will be held for immediate family, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Due to State and Federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.
Corwith Cemetery
Corwith, Iowa


Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:41 AM
“Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart. May God bless all of you.”
- Mary Dean
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 9:15 AM
“Sue and girls
We are so saddened for your great loss of Paul. We will be praying that you will seek the Lord for comfort and in the memories you have of him as you traveled a life with him. Paul will remain in your hearts forever, just as the Lord will as you spend time with him.
The Ellen and Denny Grant from Sutherland Sacred Heart”
- ellen grant
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:26 AM
“Laura, Jenn and family- So sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Patti and Bernie
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:30 PM
“Mark & Peggy: So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and all your family.”
- Pat & Sue Murphy
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:30 PM
“My heart is aching for you Sue and your family. I met Paul years ago and knew his family as great friends! He was always one that could make you laugh despite anything you were going through,. He knew how to brighten the day. I'm sure he will be missed and may God be with you in this time of sadness. Cling to your beautiful girls and the will get you through this rough time. I look forward to celebrating his life! R.I.P. Paul...
- Chris 'Red' Adams
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:30 PM
“Sue and family, We are so sorry to learn of Paul’s death. All of you are in our prayers. ”
- Kathleen Held
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:15 PM
“So sorry to read of your loss. It was always such a pleasure to run into Paul and any of his family. He was so proud of all of you. You have my deepest sympathy.”
- Shirley Fernstrum
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:32 PM
“Sue and so very sorry about your husband and girls dad..GOD will bring you all threw this”
- Cher Lindahl
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:56 AM
“Many thoughts & prayers to the entire family! May your faith guide you through the days ahead. Love always!”
- Sarah & Mark Nielsen
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM
“Sue & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Rhonda Essick
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:19 AM
“Sue and girls may God wrap his arms around you and keep you all in love at this time. Thinking of you and sending prayers.”
- Vicki Ficken
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 8:00 AM
“Jennifer and Laura, you have my deepest condolences. Your family will be in my prayers. ”
- Gary Fryar
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8:45 PM
“Sue remember the good times and know many of us care and pray for you...I know you loved him dearly...My sympathy to you and family Sharon”
- Sharon Roghair
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM
“Sue, Erin and Molly, I am so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Sending many prayers and hugs to you. ”
- Rhonda Hintz
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM
“Sue and girls, we are so sorry to hear about Paul. You are in our prayers and know Paul is in Gods arms and in no pain. Please let me know if I can help you. Would Love to so something for you”
- Jack and Norma Fitzgerald
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 3:58 PM
“Had the honor of meeting Paul and his family while working at the Family Dollar in Hartley. And later meeting Erin again as a school/college friend of my Granddaughter Hailey. Very close family, so know this passing is hard for you all. Knowing he is in best hands possible with our Lord, will help bring you some comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you through these hard days ahead. R.I.P. Paul”
- Darlene Peters
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:04 PM
“Dear Sue and girls, I am so very sorry for the loss of Paul, I truly know how you feel but I also know Paul is in the loving arms of our Lord, remember, the last breath Paul took on this earth was his first breath in heaven! ”
- Barb Woodall
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 2:04 PM
“Mark & Peg and family, Dick and I are so very sorry for your loss. I’m sure you can find comfort in knowing that his faith carried him through. May God bless you all with peace and understanding.”
- Pat & Dick Lucas
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:51 AM
“Sue and girls, Please know that you are all in my prayers at this difficult time. ”
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:25 AM
“Sue and girls, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of Paul when we worked together at Spencer International. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Linda Voss
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