Husband of Doris Ocamb Lehnertz and son of Clement A. Lehnertz, Sr. and Syble Pratte Lehnertz, died on November 24, 2013. Clem was born in Wallace, Idaho and grew up in multiple locations across the country, including Randolph Field in San Antonio, TX, Jefferson Barracks in Saint Loius, MO and in Golden, CO. He joined the U.S. Army, serving during both World War II and the Korean War. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, and shortly afterward he married Doris Virginia Ocamb, a college coed attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Together, Clem and Doris raised four children, traversed the U.S. and found interesting work and adventures in geology. Clem experienced much of the world with his work, covering assignments in distant and interesting places such as Iran, Indonesia, and Singapore. Clem and Doris settled in Centennial, Colorado where they have lived for the past 37 years. Here they have welcomed four delightful grandchildren, including Tamara Lehnertz Bretting, Mariah Lehnertz, Samuel Lehnertz, and Jack Lehnertz. Clem is survived by his wife Doris, son Mark Lehnertz, daughter-in-law Barbara Slusher-Lehnertz, daughter-in-law Lori Goldberger Lehnertz and daughters Chris Lehnertz and Cary Lehnertz Clarke. He was precededin death by his son Paul Lehnertz. Funeral Mass will be 10 am Wednesday November 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton. Friends may view an hour proir to mass. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: "The Paul Lehnertz Benefit Fund" for the education for Clem's Grandsons, at Firstbank of Colorado, 2219 W. Wildcat Reserve Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.
Published in Denver Post from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2013