Dr. James H. Lenz, 80, of Waupun, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.
Jim was born September 8, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Rudolph and Frances Healy Lenz. Following high school, Jim went on to Marquette University where he received his DDS in 1958. On July 27, 1956 he married Mary Ann Srnec in Milwaukee. Following his education, Jim had a private part-time practice from 1961-1995 in Waupun and was a dentist for the State of Wisconsin, working at Central State Hospital and Fox Lake Correctional Institution. Jim was a dental consultant for the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin for several years. He was a veteran of the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1963-1994 at which time he retired with the rank of colonel. Having received his private pilot’s license in 1968, Jim enjoyed flying his Cessna airplane. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, camping, hunting, wildlife habitat restoration, and golfing at Rock River Country Club in Waupun.
Jim is survived by he and Mary Ann’s three children: James B. (Pauline) Lenz of Deerfield, WI, David M. (Terri) Lenz of Monticello, WI, and Patricia A. “Tricia” (John) Korth of Plover, WI; six grandchildren: Katie (Nate) Grundahl, James E. Lenz, Gaia “Sarah” Lenz, Daniel J. (Courtney) Lenz, Nolan Korth, and Jaycie Korth; and six great-grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann, on March 14, 2014; his parents; and a brother, Warren Lenz.
Friends and relatives of Dr. James H. Lenz may call on the family on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military honors.
In honor of Jim’s late wife, Mary Ann, the family requests memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.