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Obituaries · May 31, 2013



Gary K. Lenz, 57, of Nichols died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, following a motor vehicle accident hear Nichols.

Funeral services were held Saturday May 25, 2013, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous.

Gary was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Iowa City, the son of Kenneth George and Amanda Marjorie (Keeler) Lenz. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1974 and attended Muscatine Community College where he studied Automotive Mechanics. During high school he was active in F.F.A., awarded the Iowa Farmer Degree, selected to play in the National F.F.A. Band and, in 1972, was one of a group who won the State of Iowa Milk Judging Championship. He was married to Jeannette Janney and they later divorced. On June 21, 2008, he was united in marriage to Susan Davis in Nichols. Gary farmed for many years, retiring in 1995. He continued to custom combine and also worked at Nichols Ag. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golf, gardening, farming and spending winters in Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Susan of Nichols; three children: Terra (Joe) VanDusen of West Liberty, Chad Lenz of Muscatine and Matt (Missy) Lenz of Nichols; brother Larry (Karen) Lenz of Nichols; sister: Laurie Lenz of Lone Tree; two stepsons: Doug (Laurie) Boland of Iowa City and Joe (Michelle) Boland of Missoula, Mont.; five grandchildren: J.J., Taylor, Tracie, A.J. and Alyssa; five stepgrandchildren: Michael, Brianna, Taylor, Kailey, Nathaniel and Megan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Pam Husmann and Deanna Lenz.

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