John P. Lenhard
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John Paul Lenhard, 69, died on Friday, May 30, 2014. John was born in Geneva, IL on December 12, 1944. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick E. Lenhard and is survived by his mother, Theresa Garneret Lenhard.
John will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Lori (Jeff) Boss and Michelle (Terry) Brown, grand-daughters, Cassandra and Alexa Brown and Saylor and Sabrina Boss, along with his former wife and enduring friend, Anna Marie Lenhard. John is also survived by 11 siblings; Mary (Jim) Sullivan, Elizabeth (Robert) Wise, twin brother, James, Catherine, Dorothy, Thomas (Linda), Matthew, Phillip, Margaret, Joan and Mark(Beth) Lenhard, as well as, many nieces, nephews and their families. He also leaves behind a special aunt, Frances Smith.
John served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and in many ways exemplified "Semper Fi" throughout his life. John spent most of his career as a Real Estate broker. He was a loyal fan of the Michigan State Spartans, relishing the rivalry between MSU and U of M and the chances to gloat about Spartanwins. He began to root for the Tigers to appease his brother, Matt, to whom we are especially grateful. We also thank his sister, Mary, for her care and kindness. John's fondest memories were of times spent with his daughters, their families and Ann vacationing in Traverse City, as well as, time spent with friends. He loved opportunities to watch his grand-daughters compete in volleyball, horse shows, tennis and swimming.
John's body was donated to MSU for medical research. We pray his spirit is joining nephew, Rob Wise, on a Harley ride in heaven."
John will be remembered in a Mass on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Casimir Church in Lansing, MI. Family and friends will be greeted at 10 AM at the church. A celebratory luncheon will be held following the service at 1PM at the VFW in DeWitt, MI. If you wish to make a donation in John's name, please consider The
or Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh House.
Published in Lansing State Journal on June 4, 2014