Jonette “Jone” Minerva Lenz

NEW ULM — Jonette “Jone” Minerva Lenz, age 101 of New Ulm died Monday, October 23, 2017 at her home at Ridgeway on 23rd in New Ulm.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Jeffrey Bovee will officiating. A private family internment took place at the Woodland Hills Cemetery in Mankato.

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Jone is survived by her sons, Mark (Esther) Lenz of Hermitage, Tennessee, Greg (Chris) Lenz of Mankato; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Quill of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Manfred; sisters, Margaret, Glee, Gloria; brother, Oren; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Ostrander, Bob Dollum, and Bob Jensen.

Jonette “Jone” Minerva Quill was born December 1, 1915 in North Fork Township -Stearns County to Rudolph and Gina (Liabraten) Quill. She was a graduate from Albert Lea High School and furthered her education in nursing through the Naeve Hospital Nursing School in Albert Lea and also Chicago. After completing her nursing training Jone worked for the Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. On October 19, 1941, Jone was united in marriage to Manfred Lenz at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The couple was blessed with two sons whom together the couple raised. After her sons were grown, Jone went to work for the Drug Store in Delano. As a pastor’s wife, Jone was always quite involved in their WELS church he served including in Monticello, Alma City, Delano, as well as Thousand Oaks and El Cajon, California. She enjoyed sharing her musical gifts playing organ, and piano for services, as well as singing alto in the church choirs. In her retirement, Jone always loved to listen to the choir concerts at MLC College. Jone was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Although Jone lived a long and beautiful life, her loss is still felt by all who loved her. Many wonderful memoires will be forever held in the hearts of those who knew her best. Blessed be her memory.


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