David J. Lenards

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died February 19, 2014

Gladstone, MI
David J. Lenards, age 75, of Gladstone, formerly of
Ensign, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, February 19, 2014, at the Lenards family home, in Ensign.

Dave was born August 15, 1938, in Kranzburg, South
Dakota, the son of John and Zinnia (Gertz) Lenards.
He was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and was a 1956
graduate of the Rapid City High School. Dave was a
devoted, hardworking young man. At the age of
fourteen, he began working and supporting his brothers and
sisters and continued to do so for many years before having
a family of his own. He was an exceptional woodworker, a
talent that afforded him a scholarship following high school.

He served in the United States Army Reserves,
where he became a decorated marksmen. In 1966,
Dave was united in marriage to the former Virginia Mae
Robinson at St. Peter

8 Tributes for “David J. Lenards

    Dave was a wonderful neighbor and even a better friend. Dave was someone that I turned to when I needed help on a project, or wise advice from a very intelligent person. Dave will never know I much I valued our friendship and my family will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members, Dave will be missed by all.

    I will miss Uncle Dave. I have many happy memories of him and his laughter and his hunting stories. He took me on my first fishing outing. He was such a charming man who made everyone around him feel at ease. My sincere sympathy to Audrey, Scott, Robin and Mark and your families.

    I have known and been friends with the Lenard’s family for 20 years… Two of them Mark and Robin some of my best friends. I would like to say Dave was the kindest, gentle man there ever was. Not only is Dave’s passing a loss for the boys Scott, Robin, and Mark, but also a loss for everyone who has ever had the pleasure of knowing him. I loved being around him as so did everyone. I miss him so much already!!! I just want you guys to know that you guys are all amazing and a lot of that comes from your dad!!! You should be and I know you are very proud!!!


    Sorry brother we cannot be there with your family.
    But it does not mean we do not care.
    We met at a square dance, many years ago
    What fun we had with allemande left and do si do.
    As we danced thru life,

    Dave was a very dear friend of ours for years, enjoyed hunting deer with him many times and his visits back in Salem with us.Godo bless and he is restingn peacful now.
    Memories of love and friendship are treasures we will hold for years.

    Mark, Robin, and Scott,Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your father was a very special person. We have been blessed to have had him in our lives.
    With love, Sandy and Brent

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