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George Lenhard

George Lenhard George Lenhard

George A. Lenhard, 92, died peacefully on November 11, 2020, under the exceptional care of Interim Healthcare Hospice at The Homeplace of Dorchester. He was born August 14, 1928, in the town of Rietbrock, son of the late Otto and Ida (Rosner) Lenhard. On July 13, 1963, he married Merceda Daniels in Athens. She preceded him in death on April 21, 2004. Besides his parents and wife, Merceda, he was preceded in death by brothers Wilfred and Clarence Lenhard.

For over 35 years George worked as a dairy farmer on the farm where he lived since he was born. He was an active member of the Catholic Society of Foresters and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing cards, baking, deer hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. His grandchildren were a source of great joy in his life and brought out his best smiles.

Survivors include, his children: Kenneth (Lori) Lenhard, Todd (Carmel) Lenhard and Angela (Todd) Soczka; eight grandchildren: Cassandra (Jesse) Spalding, Brian Lenhard, Elizabeth Lenhard, Benjamin Lenhard, Reagan Lenhard, Hannah Soczka, Ethan Soczka and Molly Soczka.

The funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Athens. The Rev. George Graham presided. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of service all at the church. Social distancing guidelines were observed as well as facemasks were required by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be designated for St. Anthony’s Catholic Elementary School. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.

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