June 16, 1938—March 6, 2018
BURLINGTON—Fred Lentz, 79, of Burlington, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, is now with our Lord and Savior resting in comfort and peace.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Joan of 57 years, and his children Doug, Brookfield, WI, Trish (Mike) Rediske, Avon, IN, Matthew (Chrisy), Delavan, WI, and Jason (Sara), Katy, Texas. Grandchildren Christopher (Amanda) Rediske, Jessica (Nathan) Johnson, Kayla Lentz, and Nicole (Josh) Pokk. Great Grandchildren Hayden and Jackson Rediske, Sylas Johnson and Tobias Pokk. Step-Great Grandchildren Isaac and Sheridan Denson and Lathan King. His brother Robert Lentz, Kenosha, WI and sister Valerie Crane, Coloma, WI, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Fred was born June 16, 1938 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Leo and Geraldine (Rolfes) Lentz. Spending most of his early years in Waterford, graduating from Waterford High School. He married his true love, Joan (Anderson) on September 10, 1960 at Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington, WI, and lived in Burlington for the majority of their years together. Fred and Joan relocated to Blair, WI for five years of their retirement together of where they enjoyed many wonderful memories. Fred enjoyed spending time with family and friends that visited. Time was spent enjoying the beautiful land, riding the four wheeler, campfires, and the wondrous bounty of what nature provided. Fred loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fred and Joan then relocated back to their home town of Burlington, WI, near the home of which they first settled.
Fred served in the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Infantry Division from 1955 to 1967. Then attended technical training in heating and air conditioning and owned and operated his own heating and air conditioning business until 1984. In 1984 through 1990 he worked at Wisconsin Southern Gas, and was in charge of building and grounds and was further promoted to director of merchandising. Fred then worked at WE Energies from 1990 to 2000 in charge of gas operations in Lake Geneva, WI. He was also a member of the Town of Burlington Volunteer Fire Department for years, a member of the Jaycees and enjoyed coaching minor league baseball in his earlier years.
Fred was preceded in death by his brothers Frank and George, and his sisters Mary Eternicka and Ella Garland.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with 1:00 p.m. service at Schuette-Daniels, Inc., 625 S. Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 763-3434. Private burial will be at Burlington Cemetery.
A heartfelt thank you to all of his physicians and medical professionals that provided medical care, the dedicated first responders and those called to his aide when needed. Deepest appreciation to all of you from Fred and his family, as we will be forever grateful for your kindness, dedication, and continued support.
Those that knew Fred, knew his stubborn nature yet caring heart. They knew that they could always count on a helping hand, and listening ear. And those that knew him well, knew the depth of unconditional love of which he led by example.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105