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1938 Mary 2022

Mary Lou Lenz

July 5, 1938 — August 7, 2022

Mary Lucile Lenz (nee Pohlman)
“Mary Lou”
Age 84, of Mokena, IL passed away on August 7, 2022. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth C. Lenz, Sr. Their nearly 70-year romance began as high school sweethearts at Oak Lawn Community High School.
Proud mother of Kenneth, Jr (Debby), Michael (Natalie), David (Joanne), Cheryl (Joe) Onesto, Daniel (Colleen) and Kevin (Michiko). Loving grandmother of Nina, Kamiko (Tommy), Jeff, Sara (Coy), Kenny, Chris, Kristi (Andrew), Steve, Joseph, Matt (Nikole), Dan and Sydnie. Great-Grandmother to Kohana, Noah, and Aidan. Beloved daughter of the late Robert Lewis Pohlman and Anna Lucille (nee Hershberger) Pohlman; sister of the late Robert D. Pohlman (the late Joann).
Surviving Mary Lou are her siblings Jo Ann Pohlman, Ken Pohlman and Jim Pohlman, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family and extended family, and gardening around the house. Mary Lou was never one to sit still, she was always doing something to keep herself busy. Another one of her joys was spending time relaxing with her family at their cottage outside of Conover, Wisconsin, where she would often sit along the shoreline and feed the ducks as they came to her. Mary Lou also made the time to attend her kids and grandkids events, be it sporting events, dance recitals, Grandparents Days at the schools, etc. Being a very proud Mother of six and Grandmother of twelve, she attended many grade school, high school, and college graduations.
A special thank you to the nurses from United Hospice, and the staff at The Cottages in New Lenox, for their loving care and support, especially in her final days. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in Mary Lou’s name to United Hospice.
The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox, IL on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 3pm – 8pm. Funeral Services Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 10:00am in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Bethania Cemetery, Justice, IL.

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