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William Cary Lenz

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  • Birth: William Cary Lenz was born on June 10, 1957 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 27, 1981.
  • Death: He died on December 4, 2017, at age 60.
  • Note: William (Bill) Cary Lenz left us unexpectedly on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the age of 60. He was living in Tustin, in his lifelong dream home on the lake.

    Born on June 10, 1957 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, Bill was raised in Little Chute by David and Janice Lenz with sister, Lois, brothers Robert (Bob), James, and Timothy (Timmer). He attended Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Little Chute. He was active in football, lots of drug-doing and trouble-making throughout his high school years. Incredibly, Bill came to faith in Jesus Christ at age 18, thanks to a Billy Graham TV broadcast he chanced upon watching at the Lenz family cottage. He was never the same again. Following high school, Bill enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he served our country and began his study of the Scriptures. After his four years in the Coast Guard, he attended a Bible College at World Challenge in Tyler, Texas. Then he became a youth group leader at Evangel Church in Menasha while working at WEMI radio station. There he met the love of his life, Janet [Gregg] Lenz. They were married on February 27, 1981. Wasting no time, together they started Solid Rock Ministries, and a year later founded the present-day Christ The Rock Community Church. He tirelessly gave himself to this church for the past 35 years.

    He is survived by his wife, Janet, three sons: Ben (Jessie); Nate (Jenny); and Seth (Kate); grandchildren Michiah, Hadessa, William, Everett, Ezekiel, Moses, Eva, Theodore, Jedidiah, Lucille, and Thaddeus. He is also survived by an incredible extended family who loved this man dearly, and were loved well by him. He leaves behind a church body and staff at Christ The Rock that will miss him beyond what words can express. He is preceded in death by his parents, David & Janice Lenz; brother, Joey Lenz (at birth); brother, Timmer Lenz; and a wealth of people who are forever in eternity with Jesus because of his life's work and calling.

    Bill was an avid fisherman, hunter, devoted husband, proud father, an in-love opa (grandfather), and lover of nature. Most of all, he was a fisher of men. You'd be hard-pressed to spend more than a few hours with him without Bill pulling out his Bible to spend some time with his Lord & Savior. He was our family's living "Bible Concordance" before our smartphones offered such amenities. He served on the Executive Board of the National Association of Evangelicals for nine years. He also served on the board for World Relief for a number of years. His work reached to Romania, India, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel, Haiti, Algeria, and remote bush villages in Alaska. His reach was worldwide and eternal, following his motto "let eternity be stamped on my eyeballs" perfectly. He couldn't even officiate a wedding without sharing the Good News of Jesus. He had a passion and love for peoples' hearts--desiring to see them tap into their own stories to find healing and hope in Christ. This passion led to the establishment of Character Development, a study course that has grown to become a truly life-changing class.

    Bill had an undeniable love for Jesus, and an unstoppable love for the world. Wherever he went, he shared from his heart the Hope of Christ. Even throughout these days of funeral preparation, his wife and sons encountered countless people who tearfully expressed how their own lives had been impacted by him, whether business people, clerks, funeral and cemetery personnel, bankers…and on and on.

    Bill has never fallen victim to depression in the past, but has battled it with a vengeance for the last 3 months. He sought and accepted help, but unfortunately for all of us, it wasn't enough to give us more time with him here on earth. Our hope in Jesus Christ is the same today as it was before this nightmare began. Please, if you're struggling with depression, don't go at it alone. Seek help.

    There will be a visitation from 1:00pm-5:00pm at Christ The Rock Church in Menasha on Sunday, December 10, 2017, immediately followed by a worship service celebrating Bill's life at 5:00pm. Military Honors will follow the service with the Neenah/Menasha Veterans Honor Guard assisting.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Christ The Rock Church.

    Westgor Funeral Home
    205 W. Doty Ave.
    Neenah 72-7151

    Online condolences:
    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.
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Janet Lynn Gregg

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Family: William Cary Lenz (b. June 10, 1957, d. December 4, 2017)

Benjamin D Lenz

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Nathanael Gregg Lenz

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Seth W Lenz

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Robert Lenz

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Carol Guntlesbergen

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Amber Lenz

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Danielle Lenz

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David Peter Lenz

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Joyel Lenz

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Timothy Lenz

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James G Lenz

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Mary Christine Williams

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Leisha Lenz

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Bethany Lenz

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Timothy Joseph Lenz

M, b. March 21, 1966, d. January 1, 1986

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  • Birth: Timothy Joseph Lenz was born on March 21, 1966 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 1, 1986, at age 19, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/14E.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Thursday, January 2, 1986

    Timothy Joseph Lenz
    317 W. McKinley St.
    Little Chute

    Age 19, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 1986. He was born March 21, 1966, in Appleton. He was a part time student at the Robert Plamann School, and a full time teacher who taught many the true meaning of life and love.

    Survivors include his parents, Dave and Jan Lenz, Little Chute; three brothers and two sisters in-law, Bill and Janet Lenz, Little Chute; Bob and Carol Lenz, Appleton; Jim Lenz, Little Chute; a sister Lois Lenz, Little Chute; two nephews and a niece; Benjamin, Nathanial, and Amber; his grandmother, Ceil Verhagen, Appleton.

    The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, from Christ the Rock Community Chruch, Appleton, with Pastor Bill Lenz and Rev. Msgr. James VandenHogen officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. There will be a prayer service Thursday evening.
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Ronald J Williamsen

M, b. April 23, 1960, d. August 29, 1979

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  • Birth: Ronald J Williamsen was born on April 23, 1960 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 29, 1979, at age 19, in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Wednesday, August 29, 1979

    Ronald J. Williamsen
    247 St. Ann St.
    Kimberly

    Age 19, died Tuesday evening as a result of a motercycle accident. He was born March 23, 1960 in Neenah and lived in the Kimberly area all of his life.

    Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Williamsen, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Williamsen, Kimberly, Mrs. Lucy Schmitzer, Menasha; three brothers, John, Kurt, and Michael, all at home; three sisters, Kelly, Beth and Kris, all at home.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with Msgr. Carl Steiner officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home until the cortege leaves for the church. Ther will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Kelleen Williamsen

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John J Williamsen

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Kurt Williamsen

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