Helen F. Lenz, 99

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Helen F. Lenz, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Helen F. Lenz, 99

Helen Frances Mills was born on May 25, 1919, in McGregor, Iowa, to Victor and Margaret (LoRang) Mills. She graduated from high school in McGregor and then went on to attend Winona State University to become a teacher. On June 1, 1946, Helen was united in marriage to Albert Lenz in Austin. To this union three children were born: Mary, Donald and Marlys. Helen loved her role as homemaker, wife, and mother. She was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and enjoyed reading, gardening and crossword puzzles. Helen was well loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her three children, Mary (John) Ostertag of Plover, Wisconsin, Donald (Linda) Lenz of Austin and Marlys Sorlie of Backus, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Laura Speltz, Katie Chapman, Jana Lenz, Matt Thorsheim, Matt Lenz and Andy Ostertag; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, Anthony Arndt, Angela Winkler and Lonnie Arndt; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Ertz of Galesville, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Margaret Mills; husband, Albert Lenz; brother, Bud Mills; and son-in-law, David Sorlie.

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Memorial services will be held at noon on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the Austin Public Library or recipient of donor’s choice. Services are pre-arranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.