With faith in the Resurrection of Jesus, we offer our prayers for Reverend George G. Lenzner who entered eternal life on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the age of 87.
Father George was born in Matton, Wisconsin, to George and Isabel (De Broux) Lenzner. He attended high school and junior college in Mt. Calvary. He entered Saint Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, where he studied philosophy and theology. Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona ordained him to the priesthood on June 1, 1957, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.
Father George’s first assignment was to St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Green Bay. In 1963, Fr. George was appointed Director of the St. Joseph Orphanage where he served until 1978. He was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Green Bay, for a year before being appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Oneida. Father George served as pastor in Oneida from 1979 to 2002.
In addition, Father George was elected to the Priest Personnel Board in 1986 and was a member of the board for two terms. Prior to being granted senior priest status in 2002, Father George was appointed temporary administrator at Immaculate Conception Parish, Oneida and St. John the Baptist School, Seymour.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Katie Lenzner.
Fr. George is preceded in death by his three brothers: Roger Lenzner, Tom Lenzner and Henry “Dick” (Donna) Lenzner; three sisters: Phyllis (Gordon) Burr, Gen (Joe) Mraz, and Evelyn (Palmer) Swanke.
The visitation will be on Monday, January 7, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, Oneida. The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord’s Resurrection, will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, Oneida, with Very Reverend Daniel Felton, Celebrant with Fr. Paul DeMuth as Concelebrant and Homilist.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Fr. George’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Fr. George’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital ICU and 5th floor nursing staff for the compassionate care during his final illness, and to Unity Hospice for providing Fr. George comfort.