John Henry Lenz
1924 - 2012
John Henry Lenz passed away April 7, 2012 in Payson, Ariz. He was born April 14, 1924 in Lansing, Iowa.
On June 10, 1944, John married Helga Schellhammer and together they reared two children; they lived on a farm in Iowa until 1964.
Moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., Mr. Lenz obtained a job with Motorola, where he retired after 20 years of service.
Those who knew him knew the two things he enjoyed most were fishing and playing cards. Even when no one else was catching fish, he could figure out how to get them to bite. As for card playing, he was very lucky at just about any card game he played.
Mr. Lenz is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helga; daughter, Susan; three grandchildren, Brian, Gary Wayne II and Stacy; also surviving are five great-grandchildren.
His son, Gary Wayne, preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2008.
A better father and husband no one could have asked for. He was a very special person who will be missed greatly, writes his family.
Donations to cancer research in Mr. Lenz’s memory are suggested.
Services will be held at Green Acres Mortuary, at Hayden and McKellips Roads in Scottsdale at noon, Friday, April 13 to celebrate Mr. Lenz’s life.