|Date Of Birth:||November 6, 1928|
|Date Of Death:||February 17, 2012|
|Service Date:||Thursday February 23, 2012|
Robert E. Lenz
Champaign-Robert E. Lenz, 83, of Champaign, formerly of Varna
and New Albany, IN, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Friday February 17,
2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born on
November 6, 1928 in Varna to the late Ernest and Margaret (Junker)
Lenz. He married Maxine Umphress in Varna in January, 1950; she
preceded him in death in 1998. He married Marti Kasey from
Louisville, KY; she preceded him in death in 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Jerald (Linda) Lenz, of Robinson, TX,
and Kent (Ginger) Lenz, of Champaign; daughter Amanda Lenz, of
Boyton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; and eight
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois.
Bob was a native of Varna and a graduate of the University of
Illinois. Upon graduation, he returned to the Varna community and
was a teacher of Vocational Agriculture at Sparland High School and
Mid-County High School in Varna. He retired from Ciba-Geigy
Agricultural Chemicals; working both in Illinois and Indiana.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Champaign.
Services will be held at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon on Thursday
February 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour
prior to the services. The Reverend Jeff Caithamer will
officiate.Graveside services will follow at Salem Lutheran Cemetery
# 2, north of Varna. Memorials may be made to a charity of the
donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at