Gary Lenz

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gary K. Lenz, 57, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, following a motor vehicle accident hear Nichols.

Gary was born January 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 FFA and was awarded the Iowa Farmer Degree, was selected to play in the National FFA 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 spent 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 and Sister: Laurie Lenz of Lone Tree. Two step sons: Doug (Laurie) Boland of Iowa City and Joe (Michelle) Boland of Missoula, Mt. Five grandchildren: J.J., Taylor, Tracie, A.J. and Alyssa and five step-grandchildren: Michael, Brianna, Taylor, Kailey, Nathaniel and Megan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pam Husmann and Deanna Lenz.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial is in the Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous.
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