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Marian (Madsen) Lenz, 92, of Glencoe

Marian (Madsen) Lenz, 92, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Sept. 22, at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating.
Kelly LeCrone was the song leader and Sue Mielke was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Here I Am, Lord,” “Be Not Afraid,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman” and “Amazing Grace.”
Pallbearers were Chuck Beck, Jerry Wolter, James Jochum, Norbert Schutz, Dawn LaMott and Edward Schutz.
Marian (Madsen) Lenz was born May 9, 1922, in Ruthton, the daughter of Nels and Ethel (Svendsen) Madsen. She graduated from Ruthton High School. After graduating from high school, she worked as an office employee of the Farmer Co-op Association in Ruthton, where she met her future husband.
On June 8, 1943, she was united in marriage to Otto John Lenz at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. They made their home in Tyler and in Glencoe. They were blessed with a daughter, Colleen. They shared over 59 years of marriage before Mr. Lenz died on Nov. 12, 2002.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Lenz and her husband farmed in the Ruthton area and then bought the local theater, which they later converted to a Gamble Skogmos Clothing Store. In 1964, they moved their clothing store business to Glencoe, which they managed until retiring in 1976. After retiring, they spent their summers in Glencoe and 25 winters in Brownsville, Texas. Mrs. Lenz was an active member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe.
She loved spending time playing cards, doing word puzzles, making crafts and baking. She enjoyed helping others and especially spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Colleen and Mark Larson of Bloomington; grandson and his wife, Ben and Sarah Clymer of Excelsior; great-grandsons, Brenda, Colin and Carson; sister, Norma Carrigan of Wheaton; sister-in-law, Marion Madsen of Minneapolis; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Ethel Madsen; husband, Otto Lenz; and brother, Severt Madsen.
Memorials are preferred to a local food shelf or a charity of choice.
Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.
com.