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Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe

Eileen Lentsch
Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. MaryAnn Thalmann was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “Ave Maria.” Gus and Irene Makovsky were the song leaders. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Immaculate Mary” and “How Great Thou Art.”
 
Casket bearers were David Lentsch, Robert Lentsch, Kevin Lentsch and Steve Lentsch. Interment was in the St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Comfrey.
 
Eileen Mary Lentsch was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, to Henry and Mayme (Bollig) Lentsch. She was baptized as an infant on Jan. 30, 1920, at St. John the Baptist Church in Bancroft, Iowa, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on Nov. 12, 1932, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey. She was educated in Comfrey, attending St. Paul’s Catholic Parochial School through the eighth grade and then graduating from Comfrey High School.
 
She made her home in Bancroft, Iowa, Comfrey, Mankato, New Ulm and Glencoe. In 2003, when she needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
Ms. Lentsch worked in St. James and St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato as a nursing assistant. She also worked in New Ulm as an osteopath assistant and in Comfrey as a telephone operator clerk. She was a caretaker for her parents until their deaths. She was a faithful member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. She also was a member of the Catholic United Fund for 76 years, the Red Hat Society, bell choir and St. Mary’s Auxiliary.
 
She was devoted to Mass and the rosary. She enjoyed cats, Garfield, baking cookies, music, playing cards and sharing memories of her life experiences. She treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
 
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lillian Lentsch of Glencoe and Vera Lentsch of St. James; nieces and nephews, David Lentsch, Susan Lentsch, Robert (RaNay) Lentsch, Dianne (Richard) Gebhardt, Kevin (Susan) Lentsch and Steve Lentsch; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mayme Lentsch; brothers, Omar Lentsch and Richard Lentsch; nephew, Michael J. Lentsch; and great nephew, Michael R. Lentsch.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.